During the 60 s, David Austin started to cross modern, repeat flowering roses and historic roses.
His first successes were " Chianti" and " Constance Spry", although they only flowered once.
They were followed by mostly repeat flowering roses. Almost all of Austin's roses show the much sought - after densely filled flowers like those of historic roses, they are very fragant and are of a graceful, slightly arching growth. Among them are many yellow or apricot roses, colours you don't find in historic roses.
You can use English roses for almoust every purpose. Some of them can even be grown as climbers.