While looking at a nursery yesterday I came across a few David Austin Jubilee Celebrations on half price sale, for $20 I could not say no..
Only been in the gardens here for about 3 months, planted as bare roots in February. Great rose so far. The flowers are so beautiful. I like it a lot. Hope it works well for you too.
It is a very good rose here, lovely regular flushes of bloom and relatively healthy. Still a short bush (2 feet) in its second year. The flowers are a beautiful unusual blend of apricot/orange/pink and the fragrance is very strong and a bit unusual for DAs, a mix of their fruity and myrrh scents, which is quite nice. Its a winner
I've had Jubilee Celebration for 5-6 years now, and it has never been a vigorous plant. In fact, it is rather wimpy. The catalog says it will grow to about 4 ft (if I remember correctly)--mine just barely passed the 3 ft mark after 4-5 years and isn't much over it even now. In other words, it stayed around 2 ft for its first three years and has struggled to get much over that in the last year or two.
It also isn't as disease-resistant as I would have wished--but maybe that has something to do with its overall wimpishness. It just is not a strong, thriving, healthy plant.
That said, I won't get rid of it. The blooms are so full and lovely. Just a couple weeks ago I supplied a very big rose bouquet for a retirement reception at work. Had as many different roses stuck in there as I could squeeze in--which includes at least 5 or 6 different David Austins. The only rose the guests repeatedly asked me about was Jubilee Celebration. They thought that blend of pink/apricot/salmon/yellow was the most beautiful color combination they had ever seen. She was definitely the star of the collection.
I hope your JC has more vigor and disease-resistance than mine does cuz it is such a lovely rose. Good luck.
I have 4 of them. While 2 of them are smallish, the other two are 3-4 feet high and well branched and bushy. They bloom in relatively alot in flushes. They are my second best to Christopher Marlowe. BTW, mine are own root and I had them for 5-6 years.
Here it blooms constantly. Foliage is somewhat sparse, growth habit somewhat open to about 3x3'; planting in a triangle of 3 for better shrubbiness would improve landscape appearance. It does not like reflected heat or too much heat in general. It should do well in 24. Pretty good fragrance.