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David Austin Rose Claire Austin® Climbing

Fragrant blooms throughout the Summer and Autumn

White roses although sought after are notoriously difficult to breed, which makes each fine example rather special. 'Claire Austin®' bears buds of pale lemon opening to reveal large, creamy white blooms of typical English Musk delicacy with petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles to form incurved shallow cups. They have a strong fragrance reminescent of myrrh intermingled with hints of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. Growth is strong and particularly healthy, making this lovely rose one of the most deservedly popular white English roses bred to date. Recommended.

Vigorous, upright habit lends itself perfectly as a very reliable climber. If grown against a sunny warm wall, it can easily grow a couple of feet taller than shown.

Claire Austin is named after the daughter of Mr David Austin Senior. A renowned plantswoman in her own right, she runs her own nursery specialising in hardy plants, including Peonies, Hemerocallis and the UK's finest collection of irises.

Plant details

Item Number: 462839

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    • Features:
    • English Roses - bred by David Austin
    • Year of Introduction: 2007
    • Fragrance: Very strong fragrance
    • Typically available all year round
    • Grown in a premium 6 litre branded pot

    The photograph of the rose in a pot is an approximate representation of how your rose will arrive if ordered today.

    In depth plant information

    Property Value
    Plant type Climbing Rose
    Flower colour
    Foliage colour
    Season of interest Summer, Autumn
    Evergreen No
    Fragrant flowers Yes
    Attracts bees No
    Attracts butterflies No
    Plant height in 5 years 365 cm
    Hardiness zone (?) H4

    Will perform best in these conditions

    Property Value
    Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
    Light exposure Full sun,partial shade
    Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
    Planting instructions

    Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

    Planting site Flower Border & Beds, Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, City Garden, Courtyard Garden.

    Delivered direct from David Austin Roses by parcel carrier, usually within 5 working days to your chosen address. Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.

    • Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated.
    • Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day.
    • Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more. 


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