21 Mind-Blowingly Beautiful Roses

Celebrities from supermodel Jerry Hall to actor Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by the David Austin display at the Chelsea Flower show to get a gander at the rose breeder's gorgeous blooms. 

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'Boscobel' features beautifully formed small-petaled salmon colored flowers. It has a medium-strong myrrh fragrance with hints of elderflower, pear and almond. 

'Princess Anne'

'Princess Anne' features a substantial amount of narrow salmon colored petals that last over a long period. It has a medium strength Tea Rose scent and it is ideal for borders and hedging. 


'Heathcliffe' features large, fully double flowers of deep rosette shape as well as a deep crimson color. It has a Tea Rose mixed with an Old Rose scent with a hint of cedar wood. 

'Wild Edric'

'Wild Edric' is a tough and reliable rose that thrives in even the most difficult conditions. It is ideal for semi-wild planting or for hedges. It features a semi-double flower of deep velvet pink and has a strong pure clove scent. 

'Scepter'd Isle'

'Scepter'd Isle' features soft pink petals that blend into a paler pink on the outer petals. It has a powerful English Rose scent. 

'William and Catherine'

'William and Catherine' features a classic shallow cup shape and blooms to be pure white. It has a medium strength pure myrrh scent. 


'Charlotte' is packed with numerous small yellow petals surrounded with a few layers of ivory white petals. It has a medium-strong Tea Rose scent and is one of the hardiest roses. 

'Olivia Rose Austin'

'Olivia Rose Austin' features flowers of beautiful Old Rose formation with shallowly cupped rosettes of three and a half inches across. It shows a soft shade of pink with a strong fruity scent. It is also one of the most disease resistant roses known. 

'Winchester Cathedral'

'Winchester Cathedral' features white petals with occasional pink in the center. It has medium sized blooms of typical Old Rose character. This rose also has hints of honey and almond scent which grows stronger in warmer weather. 

'Munstead Wood'

'Munstead Wood' features a deep crimson color and has a strong Old Rose scent with a hint of fruity fragrance. 

'St. Swithun'

'St. Swithun' features large, saucer-like flowers filled with over a hundred frilled petals. It is soft pink and has a strong pure myrrh scent. It is highly disease-resistant and is a tough. reliable, healthy rose. 


'Cariad' features semi-double pink petals with thin, wiry stems. It has a spicy musky scent once bloomed and is resistant to disease.

'Cardinal De Richlieu'

'Cardinal De Richlieu' is one of the darkest colored roses; it turns a deep rich purple once fully bloomed. It has very few thorns and requires pruning, thinning and generous feeding. It also has a very light but pleasing fragrance. 

'Graham Thomas'

'Graham Thomas' features medium-sized and cup-shaped flowers. It is pure yellow and has a medium-strong Tea Rose scent.  


'Eglantyne' features large flowers and is an excellent garden plant. It has a charming Old Rose scent. 

'The Lady Gardener'

'The Lady Gardener' is the first of the English Roses to have apricot flowers. It is four inches across and has loosely arranged petals. It is an excellent garden plant because it stands up well to heavy rain. It has a strong Tea Rose scent with hints of cedar wood and vanilla. 

'The Mayflower'

'The Mayflower' belongs to a small shrub that bears medium sized Old Rose, deep rose pink flowers. It is also completely resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew and rust. 'The Mayflower' is hardly ever without flowers, and is very tough and hardy. It has a strong Old Rose fragrance. 

'Harlow Carr'

'Harlow Carr' is a tough rose with shallow cups of rose pink. It has a strong, pure Old Rose scent. 

'Little White Pet'

'Little White Pet' is one of the best small shrub roses. It produces large clusters of small, white blooms densely filled with petals. This rose has a light, pleasing fragrance and is hardy and disease-resistant. 

'William Lobb'

'William Lobb' features large double blooms of dark crimson, but quickly fades to multiple shades of purple and violet. It can be grown as a climber and it has a strong perfume scent. 

'Queen of Sweden'

'Queen of Sweden' features soft pink petals with hints of apricot. It is disease free and excellent for bedding, borders or for arrangement in the house. The flowers last several days in water, and they have a light myrrh scent. 

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