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'Thomas À Becket' Shrub Rose


From Polhill

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Add a pot? The decorative pot is not included, but fear not, any of these will fit perfectly:

In a Nutshell

What we reckon you'll want to know

Outdoor Plant

Grow outside in a garden or patio space.


Able to brave tough weather conditions and low temperatures.

Partial Sun

Thrives in 3-6 hours of sun per day and cooling shade for the rest.

Why We Love It

'Thomas à Becket' roses blossom with a rich raspberry hue that always draws the eye. These pinky-red flowers are equally lovely on the nose, with a distinctive lemony scent. The petals of the large blooms are looser and less dense than other rosette varieties, creating a more relaxed look that's perfect for a natural-looking mixed border. Like most roses, it will thrive in all sorts of soil types. It can also be planted in partial sun, so will bring a splash of colour to a dappled part of your garden. Keep deadheading and the bush will produce those gorgeous crimson flowers all the way from June until late September.

The decorative pot is sold separately. Find the perfect base for any style of planting, explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

'Thomas à Becket' will happily thrive in full or partial sun, and in any moist, well-drained soil. It's usually a border or bed shrub, but you can also plant it in a container.

Into the Ground

'Thomas à Becket' reaches a height of approximately 1.4 metres, so keep it towards the centre or back of your border. You'll need a spade, a fork and some soil improver.

  1. Soak the shrub.
  2. Dig a hole about twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Break up the soil at the base of the hole, adding some soil improver.
  4. Pop the rose into the hole and fill it in with soil.
  5. Firm the soil around the rose, and give it a thorough water.
Into a Pot

Pick a sheltered place in full or partial sun, and use a large pot with plenty of drainage. You'll need a spade, a material that can act as drainage and a mix of multi-purpose and potting compost.

  1. Soak the rose bush.
  2. Pop some pieces of smashed pot in the base of the planter to improve drainage.
  3. Cover this with a shallow layer of the compost mix.
  4. Place the rose in the pot and backfill it with more compost.
  5. Water well.
Product Details

5.5 kg

Eventual Height

140 cm

Eventual Spread

140 cm

Botanic Name

Rosa 'Thomas à Becket'

Brand Name

David Austin

Current Height


Light Condition

Partial sun



Effort Level

Looks after itself

Flower Colour


Code: SPRTL102625
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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