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'AUScrystal' rose Description
'James Galway' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gabriel
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUScrystal
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000 as 'James Galway'.
Class:
Climber, Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate, old rose fragrance.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4¼' to 8' (130 to 245 cm).  Width of 42" to 10' (105 to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Can be grown as a shrub.  can be trained as a climber.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 13,918  on  1 Jul 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  20 Dec 2001
Notes:
Flutist James Galway was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 8 December 1939. His namesake rose was presented at the May 2000 Chelsea Flower Show. You can see a picture of it on
James Galway's Website.