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David Austin, 92, horticulturist who grew prized roses

Jan 02, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Mr. Austin spent six decades obsessively pursuing his ideal of what a rose could be.

David Austin, a self-taught horticulturist who upended the rose market by creating more than 200 hybrids that were distinguished by their broad color range, ambrosial fragrances, and multiple annual blooms, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire County, England. He was 92.

His company, David Austin Roses, announced the death but did not specify the cause.

Mr. Austin spent six dec...