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A Rose for Mother's Day
by Gardenimport.com
April 27, 2008

Many of us celebrate this special day with the gift of cut flowers. A worthy gift and loved by gardeners but why not give your Mom something better? Why not give her a more permanent gift? A Rose plant will bloom year after year; reminding her of your love and will be the source of many bouquets. All Roses need is a fertile soil and sun.

Our top quality, hardy bare - root Roses are ready for shipping and planting now. They are shipped complete with instructions.

BALLERINA

(Hybrid Musk Rose) BALLERINA has been our best selling rose for over 20 years. Delicate sprays of pale pink flowers on gently arching stems appear non-stop from spring to frost. It doesn't look like a normal rose and will draw lots of admirers. A very tough, dependable rose. Height & spread 1.2m (4'). Hardy to zone 3. Click here for more information and to order.

GENTLE HERMIONE (Ausrumba)

New for 2008 from DAVID AUSTIN ROSES (Shrub Rose) The strongly-scented, shallow, cupped flowers of pure pink have petals edged with paler pink and a classic, old rose pattern. GENTLE HERMIONE blooms repeat throughout the season on arching stems. Zone 4. Ht. 1.2m (4'), spread 90cm (3'). Click here for more information and to order.

GLOWING PEACE

New for 2008 (Grandiflora Rose) Deep, glossy green foliage is the perfect backdrop for the abundant 8cm (3") golden-yellow and canteloupe-orange blended blooms all summer long. A very tough and disease-resistant rose with glorious burgundy fall foliage. Zone 4-5. Ht. 1.2m (4'), spread 90cm (3'). Click here for more information and to order.

KNOCK OUT

New for 2008 (Shrub Rose) If you have no time for pruning or deadheading, this self-cleaning rose is the one for you. Non-stop, lightly-scented, cherry-red 8cm (3") blooms are produced on a compact 100x100cm (39x39") plant with lustrous, disease-resistant, glossy green foliage that turns burgundy in the fall. Zone 4. Click here for more information and to order.

LICHFIELD ANGEL (Ausrelate)

New for 2008 from DAVID AUSTIN ROSES (Shrub Rose) The flowers first open as pale, peachy-pink cups ringed with creamy-apricot. They mature to form a large, creamy-white flower with a scent of cloves. Lichfield Angel is a limestone sculptured panel, from the 8th century, which was recently discovered in Lichfield Cathedral. It depicts the Archangel Gabriel and still bears the remnants of Saxon paint. The David Austin nursery is in the Lichfield Diocese. Zone 4. Ht. 1.2m (4'), spread 90cm (3'). Click here for more information and to order.

MORDEN SNOWBEAUTY

New for 2008 (Shrub Rose) Lightly-scented, single, snow-white blooms throughout the summer. Another super-hardy introduction from the Morden Research Station in Manitoba. Zone 2. Ht. 90cm (3'), spread 1.4m (4'). Click here for more information and to order.

ROSE MARIE

(Shrub Rose) A chance white-flowered 'sport' of the David Austin Rose HERITAGE was discovered in a Canadian nursery. All the winning characteristics; abundant, perfectly formed, cup-shaped bloom, disease resistance and even more fragrance than HERITAGE. Ht. and spread 90cm. (36").Hardy to zone 4. Click here for more information and to order.

SUMMER SONG (Austango)

New for 2008 from DAVID AUSTIN ROSES (Shrub Rose) A most unusual colour of burnt orange and a strong scent make this new introduction a valuable addition to the English Roses. The fragrance has been described as "like a florist shop, with hints of chrysanthemum leaves, ripe bananas and tea." Ht. 1.2m (4'), spread 90cm (3'). Click here for more information and to order.

TEA CLIPPER (Ausrover)

New for 2008 from DAVID AUSTIN ROSES (Shrub Rose) The large rosettes of rich apricot have a lovely scent of tea, myrrh and fruit. The tall, upright shrub is almost thornless, and is a particularly sturdy plant. Zone 4. Ht. 1.2m (4'), spread 90cm (3'). Click here for more information and to order.

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