These roses are definitely red…
The vibrant red petals of a rose are said to symbolise love and there are lots of tales to illustrate this.
According to legend, Aphrodite was said to have created the first red rose when she scratched herself on rose thorns while rushing to tend her injured lover Adonis.
It’s also believed that when Cleopatra seduced Mark Anthony, she did so in a chamber filled two feet deep with red rose petals.
If you want to incorporate a little love into your garden this autumn, here are our five favourite red, red roses:
A popular rose with fully double red flowers and dark green foliage.
Darcey Bussell is from David Austin Roses™. One for Strictly fans! This ballerina beauty covers 1m x 0.6m and has crimson purple flowers and a fruity fragrance.
A wonderful rose with large, deep crimson, fully double, rosette blooms that have a delicious mixed fragrance of tea and old rose.
This rose has gorgeous, large, crimson blooms produced freely with an old rose fragrance.
This shrub rose has rich, deep red, almost plum coloured flowers, with a strong rich fragrance.