This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org, Jolene Adams email@example.com, Brent C. Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Baldwin email@example.com, and many contributors
Written by Bill Chandler, firstname.lastname@example.org .
About this document - Quite often in rec.gardens.roses, someone will make a
reference to David Austin Roses, Austin Roses, English Roses, or just DA or
ER. These terms all refer to a group of roses first introduced in 1969 by
the English rose hybridizer David Austin. These roses have created quite a
bit of interest recently from some rose gardeners. This document tries to be
an introduction for those unfamiliar with English Roses.