Rosa Thomas A Becket®
Rosa Thomas A Becket®

Rosa Thomas à Becket®


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With large scarlet rosette flowers bobbing on narrow stems, David Austin’s Rosa Thomas à Becket® (Auswinston) is a true shrub rose with a fast spreading habit, which flowers consistently throughout the season. It makes a striking rose hedge or adds impact to a rose border, where its crimson flowers bear a strong Old Rose fragrance, adding to its allure.

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.


St Thomas à Becket is a significant figure in medieval history. Once a close ally and confidante of King Henry II, he was Royal Chancellor and then Archbishop of Canterbury before he fell out with the king and was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. He was seen as a martyr and his tomb became an important pilgrimage centre.

  • Shrub rose grown for colour
  • Flowering period: repeat
  • Fully hardy
  • Enriched, well-drained soil
  • East, south and west aspects
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • 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.


An Old Rose fragrance with a strong lemon zest character.