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'Christopher Marlowe' rose Description
'Christopher Marlowe' rose photo
Photo courtesy of All Things Roses - Dove's California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSjump
Exhibition name: Christopher Marlowe
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2002).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2002 as 'Christopher Marlowe'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2005 as 'Christopher Marlowe'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Moderate fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 35" (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  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: 2003/063  on  2003   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 14,943   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  8 Jul 2003
Notes:
Registered with the American Rose Society February, 2005.
Some differences of opinion about parentage. Refer references