'Jayne Austin' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Medium yellow Shrub.Registration name: AUSbreakExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Yellow. Mild to strong, opinions vary fragrance. Very double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm). Width of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Australia - Application No: 1994/044 on 1994 VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Patent No: 855 on 23 May 1994
United States - Patent No: PP 8,682 on 12 Apr 1994 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 30 Sep 1992
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Their results can be found at: http://www.nsac.ns.ca/nsac/ps/annual96/mapple.htm. Jayne Austin
was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made November 24, 1992 and granted May 23, 1994 (PVR Grant No. 855). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Ausbreak. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Jayne Austin'. This PVR Grant expires May 23, 2017.
Here's some input from someone who grows 'Jayne Austin' in Texas: The height listed for Jayne Austin is accurate for those areas which have short growing seasons. In climates such as San Antonio, Texas (where I live), it can get five to seven feet tall. The shape of the bush, which in my garden was tall and arching, nonetheless allowed it to fit into a space for which it might otherwise have been too small. It is also reasonably winter hardy, and the fragrance is wonderful.