David Austin Rose Thomas A Becket


David Austin Rose ‘Thomas A Becket’ – 3L Pot, 20cm (Width x Height)

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Shrub Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘Thomas A Becket’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Dimensions: 20cm (Width) x 20cm (Height)
  • Flower Color: Rich crimson
  • Flower Form: Double
  • Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Growth Habit: Compact, bushy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9


The David Austin Rose ‘Thomas A Becket’ is a captivating shrub rose cherished for its rich crimson blooms and strong Old Rose fragrance. This cultivar comes in a 3L container, measuring approximately 20cm in both width and height. With its compact, bushy growth habit, ‘Thomas A Becket’ is an excellent choice for containers, mixed borders, or as a focal point in smaller gardens.

Key Features:

  • Rich Crimson Blooms: ‘Thomas A Becket’ produces abundant double blooms in a rich crimson hue, adding a touch of elegance and drama to any garden space. The flowers exude a strong Old Rose fragrance, enhancing the sensory experience.
  • Compact Growth: With its compact and bushy growth habit, this rose is well-suited for smaller gardens and containers. It can also be grown in mixed borders, providing year-round interest.
  • Hardy: ‘Thomas A Becket’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. It performs best in well-draining, fertile soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Planting Tips:

  1. Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil.
  2. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot size and loosen the soil at the bottom.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from its container and gently tease out the roots.
  4. Place the plant in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, firming it gently around the roots.
  5. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture during the growing season.
  6. Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  7. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
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Rose Type

David Austin Roses