A profusion of delicate pink, wonderfully scented roses perfectly evocates a traditional English summer garden. Rosa Olivia Austin® (Ausmixture) from David Austin fulfils this promise and will flower in spectacular flushes of colour for an extended season, starting unusually early and lasting right the way through until autumn. Against attractive dark green foliage, pretty buds open to form well-defined rosettes comprising whirls of uniformly pink petals. The effect is remarkable, as is the fruity scent which, like the rose, is delicate and enduring.
R. Olivia Austin is not only notable for its length of flowering, but it is also highly accommodating and flourishes in smaller spaces. Healthy and quite compact in size, this modern English shrub rose will tolerate any aspect and partial shade.
Plant it in groups in the border to accentuate the waves of colour, use as striking hedging or place as a single specimen in a well-placed container to bring a gentle touch of femininity to the hard edges of a terrace.
This captivating rose (bred in 2014 by the famous family nursery that shares its name), is named after the daughter of David Austin junior and the granddaughter of David Austin Senior.
Pot size: 6L
Height and Spread: 120cm x 110cm over 5 years
Preferred Soil Type: Any free-draining soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering Period: June – Autumn
Care: Deadhead faded flowers to encourage repeat flowering
Please note, in the autumn this rose is supplied as a potted plant, and will not produce any new roots until spring so it is usual for the soil to fall away from the roots when you remove it from the pot. It is best to plant it immediately.