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'Francine Austin' rose Description
'Francine Austin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AniaDS
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
AUSram
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSram
Exhibition name: Francine Austin
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1988).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild, musk fragrance.  45 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat, old-fashioned, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, bushy, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or ground cover.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,156  on  23 Feb 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  6 Dec 2007
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