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'Brother Cadfael' rose Description
'Brother Cadfael' rose photo
Photo courtesy of FilRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
74 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSglobe
Exhibition name: Brother Cadfael
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1990).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  45 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cupped, reflexed, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost).  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 42" to 8' (105 to 245 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,681  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. Brother Cadfael was found to be winter hardy.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.