Constance Spry Climbing Roses
David Austin: English Climber
- Height: 4m
- Colour: Deep Pink
- Shape: Double
- Scent: strong
- The First ever David Austin rose.
- Flowering period: Once in summer
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Constance Spry David Austin Rose (Ausfirst)
Constance Spry was David Austin's first English Rose, hence its breeder's name of Ausfirst. It is a lovely summer flowering variety with large, delicate flowers with a classic pink colour. It is usually grown as a medium-sized, sturdy climber to about 6 metres tall, but it can be grown as a large shrub rose if you prefer. This rose is credited with introducing the scent of myrrh into English rose breeding stock.
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Did You Know?
Introduced in 1960. Its parents are Belle Isis, a gallica rose, and Dainty Maid.
It was named after the English florist, teacher and author Constance Spry, née Fletcher (1886 - 1960). As well as being a beloved headmistress to her pupils, her universal claim to fame is being the co-creator of coronation chicken.