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“A Literary Collection of English Roses”-Meet Emily Brontë(Ausearnshaw), An English Shrub Rose Bred by David Austin

Emily Brontë(Ausearnshaw) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin




From the November Journals of Most Beloved

Daddy Cat, Gardens at Effingham
Autumn in the Midwest. Somewhere between here and there.

November now-late fall, crunchy leaves, shades of muted yellows and browns, trees standing stark against this November gray.

In the midst of a dreary rain on a late fall afternoon, one must dream forward to an invincible spring, one where everywhere the gardens awaken. Only a glint of sun now and even that is fading. November days fall fast across skies sketched an infinite gray.

But come spring? At first glimpse of hope sustained, yellow and purple crocus awaken from their deep slumber. And roses? A veritable palette of ever-blooming pinks, reds, yellows will burst into bloom come June.

And roses always were my favorite. Especially these roses. David Austin roses? A Literary Collection of English Roses? Couldn’t be more perfect. How delightful to peruse the David Austin catalogue, savor the literary names, and see the photos of roses that accompany such formidable writers! Completely my cup of tea. Absolutely purrfect for this dismal drip, drip, drip weather. Off to read, perchance to nap.

Ever truly yours,

Most Beloved

A close up photo of Most Beloved, a white cat who journals about Gardens at Effingham.
From the Journals of Most Beloved, Gardens at Effingham

Literary Collection of English Roses

English Rose Varieties Inspired by Literary Classics

Our English rose varieties inspired by Literary classics Creating a rose is not dissimilar to writing a literary classic; both take patience, dedication and an innate understanding of the subject. A keen writer and poet, David Austin Snr. was a lover of literature spending many an hour among his beautiful roses with a good book. It is therefore not surprising that many of those beloved characters, tales and poems feature in our rose collection.

David Austin Blog, Literary Collection of English Roses
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Emily Brontë(Ausearnshaw) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Emily Brontë(Ausearnshaw) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

English Rose Varieties Inspired by Literary Classics

On Creating Roses-About David Austin

Creating a rose is not dissimilar to writing a literary classic; both take patience, dedication and an innate understanding of the subject. A keen writer and poet, David Austin Snr. was a lover of literature spending many an hour among his beautiful roses with a good book. It is therefore not surprising that many of those beloved characters, tales and poems feature in our rose collection.


David Austin Roses
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Lady of Shalott (Ausnyson) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Description of Emily Brontë English Shrub Rose

An exceptionally beautiful rose; the distinctive blooms are very neat and rather flat. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, with a subtle apricot hue, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding a button eye, which unfurls to reveal deep-set stamens. The strong Tea fragrance becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth.

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Origin of Its Literary Name

The Brontë Society asked us to name this rose to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the novelist, Emily Brontë.Her much-loved novel, Wuthering Heights, was published in 1847, a year before her untimely death at the age of 30.It is a dark tale of passion and revenge, centered around the relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff.

David Austin Roses Emily Brontë English Shrub Rose

Characteristics of Emily Brontë

Color: Soft Pink Apricot Fading To Cream

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance: Strong, Tea/Old Rose Bloom

Size: Large Family: English Shrub

Rose Size: Medium Shrub 4ft 3 1/2ft

Breeder: David Austin

Year of Introduction: 2018

Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11

Petal Count: 106 petals

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