'Sir John Betjeman' rose References
Website/Catalog (2018) Includes photo(s).
(Ausvivid) Sir John Betjeman
Produces clusters of wide open, dome-shaped rosettes, each about 3" across. They are a bright crimson-red and flower over a remarkably long period. It forms a very bushy, neatly rounded shrub with slightly arching branches. Named after the writer, journalist and broadcaster. David Austin, 2008. [...]
Betjeman's daughter, Mrs Candida Lycett Green and The Betjeman Society asked us to name this rose after the well-known writer, journalist and broadcaster. He also opened people’s eyes to the value of the buildings and landscape around them. At the time of his death, in 1984, he held the post of Poet Laureate and is commemorated in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Magazine (Jul 2009) Page(s) 74.
'Ausvivid', S, mp, 2009, (Sir. John Betjeman), [seedling x seedling], David Austin Roses, Ltd., description
Magazine (2008) Page(s) 15. Includes photo(s).
Spring issue, described under 'New Roses'