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Roses Jack Harkness (1978)  Page(s) 45.  
 
Arthur Paul is reported to have said that 'Mermaid' was one of about a dozen seedlings from R. bracteata, pollinated by a double yellow Tea Rose. One of its sisters was introduced in 1919 as 'Sea Foam', but had a short lease of life, and that name was used again for a different rose in 1964.

The Gardeners' Chronicle (1919)  Page(s) 40.  
 
Rose Sea Foam. — This Rose is a seedling from Rosa bracteata. It bears its double, full blooms in bracteate clusters on stout growths furnished with deep green, neat, shining foliage. The flowers are slightly scented and the petals curve prettily at the margins. Shown by Messrs. Wm. Paul and Son.

The History of the Rose (1954)  Page(s) 90.  
 
This beautiful pillar rose, introduced in 1918, was created by W. Paul by crossing R. bracteata with an unknown yellow Tea Rose. Mermaid is not dependably hardy in the North, but the freedom with which it produces its large, single, pale sulphur-yellow flowers and the attractive foliage make it a very desirable rose and worthy of any protection it may require in the colder parts of our country. With its many desirable attributes, including fertility, it seems strange that there are but few progeny of Mermaid worthy of mention, and these are much inferior to the parent. SEA FOAM (Paul, 1919) bears small, double, white flowers and partakes more of its Polyantha parent than it does of Mermaid. LEIPSIG (Kordes, 1939) is the result of crossing Eva with Mermaid, but the influence of the latter is again very slight. Apparently the characters of Mermaid are suppressed by those of the variety with which it is crossed, as Leipsig is a 3- to 4-foot shrub rose that bears semidouble, orange-scarlet blossoms in clusters and is recurrent in its bloom.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AusmixtureOlivia Rose Austin
Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring.  They have a light to medium fruity fragrance.  It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the autumn.  It forms a very healthy, well-balanced shrub with dark green foliage, which shows off the flowers to the very best effect.  Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior.  David Austin, 2014.

 

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AusortsMortimer Sackler
A delicately beautiful, rather unusual climber, bearing pretty pointed buds which open to medium-sized, loosely double, light pink flowers.  Produced in large open sprays and held on slender dark stems, they gradually open to expose golden stamens.  There is a lovely, medium strength Old Rose fragrance with hints of fruit.  It is exceptionally healthy and almost thornless with relatively small, dark green leaves.  Davidᅠ Austin, 2002.
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The right to name this rose was auctioned on behalf of The National Trust to raise funds for their gardens.  It was bought by Theresa Sackler for her husband’s birthday.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AuscanaryMalvern Hills
An extremely floriferous rambler; it repeat-flowers in fragrant flushes throughout the summer until the first frosts.  The small, fully double blooms are a lovely soft yellow and are held in medium-large clusters.  It is very healthy with strong, slender growth, attractive polished foliage and few thorns.  Davidᅠ Austin, 2000.
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Named after the beautiful range of hills not far south of our nursery which have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Malvern Hills were home to the composer Sir Edward Elgar; W.H. Auden wrote many of his best-loved poems whilst living there and J.R.R. Tolkien often walked its hills.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AusrelateLichfield Angel
Peachy-pink buds open to large, domed, cream blooms, which flower with great regularity.  The overall effect of the massed blooms in sunshine is almost pure white.  It forms a vigorous, rounded, almost thornless shrub.  Named after an 8th century limestone sculptured panel, discovered in Lichfield Cathedral.  David Austin, 2006.
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Named to celebrate an 8th century sculptured limestone panel, which was discovered at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire during an archaeological excavation of the nave.  The panel, thought to represent the Archangel Gabriel, is in remarkable condition and still bears the remnants of Saxon paint.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AusnysonLady of Shalott
Rich orange-red buds open to chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged, orange petals.  The surrounding outer petals are salmon-pink with beautifully contrasting golden-yellow undersides.  There is a pleasant, warm Tea fragrance, with hints of spiced apple and cloves.  It quickly forms a large, bushy shrub with slightly arching stems and mid-green leaves, which have attractive, slightly bronzed tones when young.  The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.  David Austin, 2009.
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Named for the Tennyson Society.  The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.  The poem tells the story of The Lady of Shalott, who lived in a castle close to King Arthur’s Camelot and was held in a spell.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AusfenceKew Gardens
Small, single flowers held in very large heads, rather like a hydrangea, produced almost continuously from early summer into autumn.  Soft apricot buds open to pure white, with a hint of soft lemon behind the stamens.  It is extremely healthy and almost thornless.  The growth is bushy and rather upright - a group of two or more bushes creating a mass of white, as though covered with snow.  David Austin, 2009.
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Named in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.  We recently replanted the rose garden behind the famous Palm House, returning it to the layout of 1848 and filling it with a wonderful mixture of English Roses, Old Roses and other shrub roses.

David Austin Website/Catalog (2018)  Includes photo(s).
 
(AuscrystalJames Galway
With its vigorous, upright growth it makes a wonderful climber in a short time.  The strikingly beautiful flowers are a lovely mid pink at the centre, gradually shading to light pink towards the edges.  Each flower is very full, with the numerous petals beautifully arranged to create a neat, slightly domed shape.  There is a light-medium Old Rose fragrance.  David ᅠAustin, 2000.
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Named after the internationally acclaimed British flautist, to celebrate his 60th birthday.  James Galway delighted visitors to our display at the Chelsea Flower Show by playing his flute when this rose was released.
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