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'Benjamin Britten' rose Description
'Benjamin Britten' rose photo
Photo courtesy of gardenpixie
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSencart
Exhibition name: Benjamin Britten
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2001 as 'Benjamin Britten'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or shrub.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2002/076  on  25 Mar 2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 1992 seed parent ‘Ausfather’ crossed with pollen parent unnamed seedling. The seeds produced were sown Jan 1993 (Northern Hemisphere). From this seedling population, a promising seedling was selected from which six buds were grafted to ‘Laxa’ rootstock. This seedling (known as ‘Ausencart’) was further trialled and in 1995 selected for multiplication.
 
Canada - Application No: 03-3890  on  7 Nov 2003
Application withdrawn on January 12, 2004
Notes:
David Austin Roses says this rose has unusual colouring for an English Rose -- red with a touch of orange. It is named for the famous English composer, conductor, and performer.