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L.D. Braithwaite Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced 1988

The LD Braithwaite rose is among several saturated red Austin roses. In my trials this has been a weaker growing rose than the Squire. The blooms are looser and the stature lower. Now that I have cast it in a poor light I should also say that the LD Braithwaite rose has been a more than satisfactory rose with a consist ent show of blooms and little disease problems and I do like the dark red color a lot. Unfortunately the purple flared a bit in this picture.

The LD Braithwaite rose is the result of a cross between 'Mary Rose' and 'The Squire'

Image of the LD Braithwaite rose