David Austin Rosa Francis E Lester
David Austin Francis E Lester AGM Rose

Rosa Francis E Lester AGM


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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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A very pretty rambling rose, smothered in bunches of small blooms of wonderful white flowers. Starting with edges dipped in pink, they then become almost pure white, giving the effect of apple blossom. As you can imagine, this effect on a large scale is spectacular. A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence. 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.


Another bonus of this rose is the strong, musky scent and the rose hips that form in the autumn. Introduced by Lester Rose Gardens in 1946, this variety is an all round winner for rambling over large arches, structures or entwined through trees.

  • Rambling rose grown for flowers and scent
  • Flowering period: once, from mid summer
  • Fully hardy
  • Enriched, well-drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Exposed of 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.


Strong, musk fragrance