David Austin Rosa Bathsheba®

Rosa Bathsheba®


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


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The renowned breeder David Austin’s, Rosa Bathsheba® (Auschimbley) is highly prized for the subtle two-tonality of its large blooms which shade from a soft yellow to rich apricot pink and are repeat flowering. A smaller but vigorous climber, the strong stems are covered with almost satin finished foliage, the perfect foil to the glorious rosette-like flowers. Image courtesy of David Austin Roses.

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.


Rosa Bathsheba® has been inspired, like so many of David Austin’s roses, by a literary heroine, in this case from Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novel, Far from the Madding Crowd. A beautiful but feisty farm owner, Bathsheba Everdene, overcomes the vicissitudes of life and love, turning in the end to trusty Gabriel Oak (also a rose).

  • English climbing rose grown for cover, flowers and scent
  • Flowering period: repeat, from late spring to first frost
  • Fully hardy
  • For wall, fence, trellis, pergola, obelisk, rose arch or up trees
  • Enriched, well-drained soil
  • Any aspect
  • 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 - Climbing rose.


Strong myrrh fragrance with hints of honey and tea.

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