Tess of the d'Urbervilles®

Type: David Austin

Large fragrant 4" flowers (petals 70) of bright crimson coloring. They are of a nice, deeply curved shape in the early stages; the petals turning back to give a less formal but still attractive flower. They bend over with their weight, to give an elegant effect. The growth is robust, bushy and spreading and the leaves are large and dark green. Old rose/fruity myrrh fragrance on a repeat blooming plant. Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.

Availability: Out of stock

$45.00
(Gallon Pot)

Free shipping on orders over $50. Tax Free. One Year Guarantee.

Additional Items Available:

* Required Fields

You Might Also Be Interested In:

Ebb Tide™

Ebb Tide™

25 Review(s)

Regular Price: $45.00

Special Price $36.00

Sharifa Asma®

Sharifa Asma®

14 Review(s)
$45.00
Abraham Darby®

Abraham Darby®

27 Review(s)
$45.00
Falstaff™®

Falstaff™®

2 Review(s)
$45.00
Heritage®

Heritage®

26 Review(s)
$45.00

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU EN509
Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code AUSmove
Characteristics Breeder, Cutting, Fragrance, Shade
Specific Color Bright crimson
Country of Origin England
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 4' x 4 1/2'
Year 1998

Reviews

Customer Reviews (10)

Be ready for LOTS of thornsReview by Susan
Rating
I am new to roses other than being an admirer. Tess is pretty forgiving, is beautiful and fragrant. I am in the Pacific NW where climate seems to go from very wet and cold to very dry and hot. I need to learn more to get the most of this variety, but it is fragrant, tolerant of my ignorance and growing well. (Posted on 8/17/2018)
Best surprise of this year's 2 dozen new rose plantsReview by michael
Rating
zone 6b, Wichita Ks. In a 20 inch pot by a south facing brick wall.

Tess has done very well yielding large flushes of fragrant roses. Re-blooms frequently with a half dozen or more blooms at a time. Bloomed within a couple weeks of planting. Healthy looking and no signs of stress. Greatly satisfied. (Posted on 8/17/2018)
Worth Waiting For!Review by MomPerson
Rating
Reviewing from zone 8. It took a couple of seasons for this rose to come into its own, but now it has reached it's expected performance. I just love these blooms! the petals are stacked, scalloped edged of a deep raspberry-red color. The ones that are growing in my garden out perform any of your pictures by extremes! The flowers last quite a while and the branches have reached about 6 ft. with some shorter ones.. Love, love, love! Highly recommend this rose! (Posted on 7/24/2018)
Excellent, even for first-time rose gardenerReview by Lolo
Rating
Zone 6. This rose performs like a knockout rose. Over the five years since it was planted, it has remained disease-free while the roses next to it, in the same bed, have stumbled along. They are all own-rooted roses from Heirloom, planted at the same time. Amazing how vigorous and abundantly flowering it has been with essentially no care other than pruning. It is also my thorniest rose. (Posted on 6/3/2018)
Excellent choice!Review by Missy
Rating
This rose is stunning... grows quickly in morning sun. The color is rich and outstanding. Don’t hesitate! (Posted on 3/16/2018)
Lovely rose!Review by Constance
Rating
I purchased two of this rose and eight climbing roses this season. These roses have far outgrown the climbers so far. One has grown to at least 5 feet tall which was a surprise for me. Both are potted and sit mostly in the shade with a few hours of morning sum along with a few hours of late afternoon sun. This is my first flower garden and hope all will be beautiful next year. Both plants have been blooming all summer. (Posted on 9/28/2017)
Beautiful Rose!Review by Joel C.
Rating
I bought this rose a year ago, and it has reached 6' already. the roses are simply beautiful and the fragrance is great. (Posted on 7/9/2017)
settled in and bloomed almost immediatelyReview by Susan
Rating
I am new to gardening and to roses. When my sweet old dog passed, I wanted to put something special in my small garden for him. I have always loved roses and since he loved smelly things (not in a positive sense) and was a regal guy, I thought deep red and extremely fragrant was the way to go. I followed the planting instructions in the video and the rose started to grow immediately and within a week had three blooms. They do not smell as fragrant at the Zephriine that I also bought, but they are very fragrant and the rose is beautiful. I look forward to watching it continue to flourish. (Posted on 7/4/2017)
Great roseReview by mytho
Rating
Fragrant, gorgeous rose that does well on an east facing wall, morning sun only, in Burbank California. So indeed does take some shade. (Posted on 4/5/2017)
Great Climbing Rose for the SouthReview by Clay
Rating
Wonderfully fragrant. Black spots badly but stills blooms profusely without spraying.. One of the few David Austins I have seen that takes the heat of the South. The 4x4 1/2' size is deceptive if you live in the South more of a climber or very large shrub.. Extremely thorny. (Posted on 9/18/2013)

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Tess of the d'Urbervilles®

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Rating
  • Don't forget to mention what zone your roses are planted in.