Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Red, with coral reverse
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 2001
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Australian Certificate of Merit 2005
Parentage: Charles Austin x sdlg

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Benjamin Britten'
  • 'AUSencart'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2023-05-27
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: April 26, 2020
Beautiful Red, hard to photograph
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: April 26, 2020
This was rooted from the original B.Britten Rose, doing great.
Location: Kent, UK
Date: 2019-07-10
Location: Morpeth Northumberland England
Date: 2018-07-04
Rose Benjamin Britten
Location: Kent, UK
Date: 2020-05-22
Location: Barnes Arboretum, Merion, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-09
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Photo by zuzu
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-07-05
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2014-04-29
Photo by zuzu

At Alnwick Garden
Photo by kbw664

photo credit: Anna reg
Photo by zuzu
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-04-02
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31

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