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'England's Rose' Description
'Ludlow Castle' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marleen Spaens
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSrace
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, before 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, ages to cream .  Moderate, tea fragrance.  118 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, reflexed, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 42" (105 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 1052  on  17 Oct 2001
Application No: 00-2109  on  4 Jan 2000
Rights surrendered on October 10, 2006.
 
European Union - Application No: 19991826  on  14 Dec 1999
Proposed Denomination: AUSrace.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 13,299  on  3 Dec 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/641,398  on  17 Aug 2000
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