David Austin Roses - Tottering-By-Gently Rose
David Austin Tottering-By-Gently

Rosa Tottering-by-Gently®


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The English Musk Hybrid rose Rosa Tottering-by-Gently (Auscartoon) from David Austin has masses of single yellow flowers, held in large, open sprays. The open, single flowers will attract bees, and later form attractive rosehips.

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.


Named to celebrate the 25th anniversary year of Annie Tempest’s classic weekly cartoon, 'Tottering-by-Gently'. First published in Country Life magazine in January 1994, it depicts the everyday capers of Dicky and Daffy Tottering at Tottering Hall. The tongue-in-cheek humour cleverly addresses differing social perspectives of our time.

  • English shrub rose grown for colour or scent
  • Flowering period, repeat: June to September
  • Fully hardy
  • Attractive to bees
  • Classic plant for mixed border or containers
  • All soil types
  • East, South, West aspect
  • Full sun or partial sunlight

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.


Light musky scent, with fresh notes of orange peel

Close up of bloom and bud on David Austin's Tottering by Gently rose

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