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'Jayne Austin' rose Description
'Jayne Austin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbreak
Exhibition name: Jayne Austin
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1993).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1990 as 'Jayne Austin'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Yellow.  Mild to strong, opinions vary fragrance.  Very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm).  Width of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
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
Notes:
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.