Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten™

Out Of Stock
  • Fragrance
  • Pots
  • Partial Shade

We are no longer growing this rose. We maintain this listing for our customer's reference purposes.

You can find a similar rose in our David Austin Roses collection.

Strong salmon-pink that changes with age to a particularly strong shade of pure pink. Deeply cupped flowers gradually develop into an open, slightly cupped rosette. Medium height; vigorous, with dense semi-glossy foliage. Ideal for the border or may be grown in a large pot or container. The fragrance is intensely fruity, with aspects of wine and pear drops.

More Information

Rose Type David Austin
Alternate Name(s) Ben Britten
Bloom Types Cupped, Very Full
Breeder Code AUSencart
Characteristic(s) Fragrance, Pots, Partial Shade
Color Red
Specific Color Red with a touch of orange
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Year 2001
Approximate Size 4' x 3'

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Paula C.
Zone 5

I have this rose in a east facing border. It bushes out in June and July then throws up tall canes in August, to over 6 feet. The flowers are beautiful in form and color, small and fragrant. I’m still getting used to the ways of this rose. It is competing well with dicentra and hosta and doing well enough but I probably should clear the competing plants and mulch around the rose. Really lovely scent. I’m thinking it could have been a short climber or column. As it is, I prune the tall canes and wish I didn’t have to. I may move it.

Marsha H.
My New Favorite

Zone 7. Healthy foliage and gorgeous blooms on my first year plant. Loves to be fed with fish fertilizer. Love Heritage roses. Always reliable. A touch of heaven.


This rose is very unusual in that it changes color as the blooms grow older so it makes for a varied rose and is very pretty.

I planted the rose this year and fully expected not to get any blooms this year, but was surprised at how many it produced. Looking forward to next year when it is fully established as I am sure it will be a wonderful addition to my garden. Love David Austin roses and feel so fortunate to have Heirloom Roses so close to where I live.

Richard C.
Rose Garden



He took his time. But after one year and a sunnier location, he blooms in breathtakingly full cups and clusters, magnificent color.

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