Red is one of the most popular colours in roses and this month we feature a recent release English rose in this colour.
‘Thomas a Beckett’ is named for Canterbury Cathedral in the UK and features clusters of rosette-shaped blooms, crimson red in colour with a moderate Old Rose scent. The plant is medium growing with a shrubby habit and has excellent disease tolerance.
Bred by David Austin, this is a welcome addition to the range of red English roses in New Zealand.
Available from Tasman Bay Roses (pre-order for winter 2019)
Photo courtesy David Austin Roses
By Hayden Foulds
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.