'Heathcliff' (Old Rose Hybrid) Bold crimson roses are always popular, although they’re not easy to develop, according to the David Austin website. English Roses. The plants grow approx 3 ½’ tall by 3’ wide, with shiny, deep green foliage. unusual perfume that combines a Tea Rose scent with the fragrance of Old Roses; there’s an undertone of earthy, dry cedar. The fully doubled flowers open to a rosette shape.