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'Jude the Obscure' rose Description
'Jude the Obscure' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kjeld's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
AUSjo
N22B89
HMF Ratings:
122 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Shrub.
Registration name: AUSjo
Exhibition name: Jude the Obscure
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1989).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1995 as 'Jude the Obscure'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Apricot, cream shading, lighter reverse.  Strong fragrance.  55 to 70 petals.  Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1998/244  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,757   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Feb 1997
Notes:
Internal breeder code: No. 22 B/89. Participated in the 1996 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Jude the Obscure is one of the new varieties being added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.
"Jude the Obscure", novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1895.