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'Mary Rose ®' rose Description
'Mary Rose ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmary
Exhibition name: Mary Rose ®
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1983).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, upright.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 436  on  16 Aug 1988
Notes:
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Mary Rose was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot.

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