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'Winchester Cathedral ®' rose Description
'Winchester Cathedral ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Semiplena
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
117 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUScat
Exhibition name: Winchester Cathedral ®
Origin:
Discovered by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1988).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Flowers white, with a tendency to revert to pink.  Moderate, sweet fragrance.  80 to 85 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, rounded bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  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 cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 778  on  30 Jun 1993
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,141  on  16 Feb 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/623,289  on  6 Dec 1990
Notes:
Mr Marriott, of David Austin Roses, Ltd., has confirmed that the parentage listed in the US Patent number 8141 is an error and that 'Winchester Cathedral' is a sport of 'Mary Rose' according to their internal plant records.