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'Heritage' rose Description
'Heritage' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Rose Garden. Amelia, Virginia
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
176 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSblush
Exhibition name: Heritage
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1984).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong, lemon fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5'.  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, spreading, thornless (or almost).  Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 4¼' (120 to 130 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very hardy.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1990/047  on  17 Apr 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Heritage. Applicant: David Austin Roses Ltd.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 437  on  16 Aug 1998
Application  on  24 Mar 1987
The breeder's Reference for this rose is Ausblush. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Heritage'. This PVR Grant expires August 16, 2011.
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
From the Australian patent: Origin:This variety arose from the controlled pollination of an un-named seedling by 'Iceberg'. It was bred by David C.H. Austin of Wolverhampton, England. This would then indicate the parentage should be Seedling X Iceberg. KR
Synonym 'English Heritage' from: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/baranoie/c/0000000190
This Website states the parentage as: Seedling x ('Iceberg' x 'Wife of Bath')