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'Cottage Rose ®' rose Description
'Cottage Rose ® (shrub, Austin, 1991)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jowita Czyż
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
58 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSglisten
Exhibition name: Cottage Rose ®
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, before 1991).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Flowers warm pink.  Moderate fragrance.  70 to 95 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 326  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950456  on  24 Jul 1995
First commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1991; outside EU: 01/01/1992
Protection terminated on October 15, 2002.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,671  on  5 Apr 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/954,884  on  30 Sep 1992
Observations made from specimens grown in a garden environment in Albrighton, Wolverhampton, England in August 1991.
Notes:
Susie reports that 'Cottage Rose' has performed incredibly well in London. She has always by instinct picked off only the blooms as they fade (not knowing at the time that you were meant to snip off a bit more!) and it rebloomed almost constantly. Mid-pink fading to a pale pinky-lilac. A bit leggy though, like most of his roses. Hardworking.