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'William Morris' rose Description
'William Morris' rose photo
Photo courtesy of mark1
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUStir,  AUSwill
Exhibition name: William Morris
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1987).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1998 as 'William Morris'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink to apricot.  Strong fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Very double, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Arching.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2000/107  on  2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
Canada - Patent No: 1054  on  17 Oct 2001
Application No: 00-2111  on  14 Jan 2000
'Auswill' originated from a cross between two English rose varieties which took place at David Austin Roses, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1987. The variety was selected for its apricot/pink flowers, old-fashioned flower shape, good fragrance and disease resistance.
 
European Union - Application No: 19971392  on  28 Nov 1997
Proposed denomination: AUSwill.
Notes:
Artist and designer William Morris was born at Elm House in Walthamstow, England, 24 March 1834. Morris died at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith 3 October 1896. The rose 'William Morris' commemorates the University of East London's centenary year.