Rosa The Lark Ascending (Ausursula) Image courtesy of David Austin English Roses                                         photograph courtesy of David Austin

Rosa The Lark Ascending® (shrub rose)


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The large flowers of gently toned English shrub rose, Rosa The Lark Ascending (Ausursula), cover the whole bush from the ground upwards in a balanced display. Loosely arranged petals form a cup shaped bloom, which opens to reveal a golden boss. Particularly healthy, the shrub is chosen for its upright and open form, making it ideal for hedging and especially lovely in mixed herbaceous borders.  

The beautiful semi-double flowers have a gentle scent of tea and myrrh.

David Austin bred this rose in 2012 in honour of what is regarded as one of the most popular pieces of English classical music. The Lark Ascending, a pastoral romance for orchestra, was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the first year of WWI. Poignantly, it evokes the freedom and beauty of the skylark's flight as described in George Meredith's plangent 1881 poem.  


Pot size: 6L