Tess of the dUrbervilles® Climbing Rose

Tess of the d'Urbervilles® Climbing Rose

Rosa Tess of the d'Urbervilles® cv. 'Ausmove'.


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Cultivar Name: 'Ausmove'.

Everything about this rose is irresistible: rich red tones, romantic, fully double form, a climbing yet compact habit, and a rich old rose fragrance!

Tess of the d'Urbervilles® is named for an 1891 novel by British author Thomas Hardy. The tragic story follows the main character, Tess, a peasant woman who aspires to earn her place among the noble d'Urberville family, but in the process finds blood on her hands. The rich red colors, ever-striving habit, and romantically plush blooms are all a perfect expression of Tess' beauty.

Rose breeders have long faced a nasty dilemma: grow the high-performing modern hybrids, but miss out on fragrance, or grow the richly-scented antique roses, but miss out on that hybrid vigor. This is why David Austin bred his own, third group: the English Rose. The culmination of over 60 years' work, the English Roses represent the first totally new development in Roses since the introduction of the Hybrid Teas in the 1860's, and the Floribundas in the early 1930's. Seeking to create repeat flowering, disease-resistant shrubs for today's smaller gardens, David Austin selected the parents well: Old Shrub Roses for vigor and full doubling of the flowers, Floribunda or Cluster Roses for modern colors, scents, glossy foliage, and repeat flowering.

Originally introduced to American gardeners by Wayside Gardens, the English Roses have created a sensation among Rose growers, and because of their superior performance have caused all gardeners to reassess the value of Roses in general as garden plants. Wayside is proud to present to you here the very best of the English Roses, like Tess of the d'Urbervilles ®!

Plant Tess of the d'Urbervilles® in a sunny spot with rich, moist, and well-draining soil. Free blooming, deeply cupped, and delightfully perfumed, this red English Rose is a gift for the garden! Zones 5 to 9.

A Tradition of Distinction

Since its founding in 1920, Wayside Gardens has brought the rarest and highest-quality plants to the garden market. Wayside was founded in 1920 by two acclaimed growers who came together to pursue their shared vision of marketing all high-end plants for the serious garden enthusiast. Originally located in Mentor, Ohio, Wayside Gardens swiftly grew a reputation for the highest-quality plants and the most sophisticated clientele. In 1975, Wayside was purchased by the Park Seed Company, and moved to Hodges, SC.  The company has flourished since then, growing to become an undisputed leader in rare and unique plant growing.

Unparalleled Selection

Wayside's horticulturists travel the world in search of new and unusual plant cultivars and proudly offer the garden industry’s most sophisticated selection of high quality and rare perennial plants, bulbs, trees, shrubs, roses, vines, and indoor plants. Beginning with ties to the Dutch family bulb business in Holland, our horticulturists have developed close relationships with perennial and bulb growers throughout the United States and Europe, providing access to many rare and unique garden treasures. Throughout our history we have had the pleasure of introducing numerous exotic foreign and domestic plant cultivars to the American garden market. The Wayside collection of new and exclusive plant products is so preeminent that the catalog has long been lauded in the industry and is even used as a reference work in horticultural schools.

Impeccable Quality and Value – We Guarantee It!

At Wayside Gardens, “pedigreed plants” and “root strength” have always been watchwords. The Wayside Gardens impeccable plant quality begins with selecting only the finest new product offerings with improved plant features and numerous advantages for our gardening customers. These improved plant selections are then grown to our exacting quality standards by garden industry professionals. This produces superior plants with well developed root systems and healthy, vigorous plant growth habits. That is why we proudly guarantee all Wayside Gardens' products to perform as advertised, being of superior quality, true to type, and shipped properly.

Larger Containers & Well Established Root Systems

We use larger containers and grow bigger plants than other nurseries, leading to greater root strength. Where appropriate, Wayside Gardens propagates our plants vegetatively rather than from seed, to ensure the plants possess the correct form and are true to variety, like a true double form, as opposed to the single or semi-double forms that may result from seed propagation. Because we employ only the finest and most technologically advanced plant growing methods, you can be confident in receiving healthy plants ready to burst forth in glorious growth in your garden.

Superlative Service

  • Unique, well-established and vigorous growing plants offer greater value for your money than other nurseries.
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  • Trained horticulturists are on-call to offer you any help or advice you need on how to care for your plants.
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