'Roberta' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Gerda Fritz's Garden
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Shrub. English Rose Collection.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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')