IMG_1937 copyProspero is a David Austin Rose which he has classified into the group, Old Rose Hybrids.  In his book, The English Roses, Austin explains that he has classified the original English Roses (David Austin Roses) into this group.  They are the result of crossing the early summer-flowering Old Roses with modern Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses with the idea of combining the best characteristics of both: the repeat flowering and wide colour range of modern roses with the unique beauty and natural shrubby growth of old roses. Continue reading