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David Austin Rose Darcey Bussell®

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Fragrant blooms throughout the Summer and Autumn

Darcey Bussell® is one of the best and most healthy red roses bred to date. Its beautiful rich crimson blooms are not excessively large, but they are borne freely and with excellent continuity. As buds unfurl the outer petals form a perfect ring around an inner cup, later developing into a beautiful rosette. As the flowers age they take on a tinge of mauve before the petals drop. It has a light to medium fruity fragrance. Popular variety, particularly for those looking for a more compact shrub, which holds the RHS Award for Garden Merit.

Its short, bushy growth is ideally suited to the front of the border, or for growing on the patio, balcony or roof terrace in a decorative planter. Its compact growth and repeat flowering qualities also make it a wonderful choice for planting in formal rose beds.

Darcy Bussell is the highly acclaimed ballerina, who was appointed principal at the Royal Ballet at the young age of 20. She has danced in the leading roles of many ballets around the world and has received many awards for her performances, including an OBE in 1995.

Plant details

Item Number: 400350

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    • Features:
    • English Roses - bred by David Austin
    • Year of Introduction: 2006
    • Fragrance: Some 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 Shrub Rose
    Flower colour
    Foliage colour
    Season of interest Summer, Autumn
    Evergreen No
    Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
    Fragrant flowers Yes
    Attracts bees No
    Attracts butterflies No
    Plant height in 5 years 105 cm
    Hardiness zone (?) H6

    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. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, 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. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

    Planting site Patio Container, 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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