'Francine Austin' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mary Beamond
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.Registration name: AUSramExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
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.
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).
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!.
United States - Patent No: PP 8,156 on 23 Feb 1993 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 6 Dec 2007
Seed parent is listed as 'Celine Forestier' in the 1991 reference.