'Brother Cadfael' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AUSglobeExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
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.
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).
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.
United States - Patent No: PP 8,681 on 12 Apr 1994 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 30 Sep 1992
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.