Rosa Gabriel Oak®
David Austin Gabriel Oak Rose

Rosa Gabriel Oak®


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Empathy Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi, 60g
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi, 60g
Rootgrow 150g
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 150g
Rootgrow 360g
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 360g
Empathy After Plant, Rose Liquid Feed
After Plant, Rose Liquid Feed


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The dark foliage of robust Rosa Gabriel Oak® (Auscrowd) creates a perfect foil for its large, free growing blooms (held on mulberry stems), the outer petals of which lighten in colour as they mature. Forming a well-rounded bush, it thrives as a specimen in a large container or en masse in borders.

Please note, our roses are available to purchase all year round, so depending on the time of year your rose may either arrive in bloom or have been pruned or deadheaded appropriately for the season.


David Austin named this rose after the stalwart hero of Thomas Hardy’s Victorian novel, 'Far from the Madding Crowd'. In this, the most optimistic of Hardy’s love stories, Gabriel Oak is portrayed as the enduring friend of the headstrong and beautiful farmer Bathsheba Everdene, whom, after many vicissitudes, he eventually marries.

  • English shrub rose grown for flowers and scent
  • Flowering period: repeat, from late spring to first frost
  • Fully hardy
  • Classic plant for herbaceous border and containers
  • Enriched, well-drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun
  • Exposed or sheltered

Dig a hole larger than the root ball and loosen surrounding soil, sprinkle with Mycorrhizal Fungi to promote root growth, position rose, infill and water well. Deadhead spent blooms to promote new buds. Please see our Rose pruning guide - Shrub rose


Strong, fruity fragrance

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