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'AUSverse' rose Description
'Falstaff ® ™' rose photo
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Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSverse
Exhibition name: Falstaff ® ™
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1990).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1999 as 'Falstaff ®'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Dark red.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, old-fashioned, reflexed, rosette bloom form.  
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 39" to 4' (100 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  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: 2001/146  on  23 May 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
in 1990 seed parent unnamed seedling crossed with pollen parent unnamed seedling.
European Union - Application No: 19991795  on  7 Dec 1999
Proposed denomination: AUSverse.
United States - Patent No: PP 13,315  on  3 Dec 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/712,311  on  13 Nov 2000
Observations made from specimens grown in a garden environment at Wolverhampton, England in July, 1998, at two years of age.