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'Alnwick Castle' rose Description
'The Alnwick Rose' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
47 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSgrab
Exhibition name: Alnwick Castle
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2001).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2001.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Moderate, old rose, opinions vary fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 47" (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden 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: 2004/130  on  2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Named after Alnwick Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are constructing a new garden which will include many English Roses.