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'Crocus Rose' Description
'Crocus Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Hedgerow Rose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSquest
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000 as 'Crocus Rose'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild, tea fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  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:
Australia - Application No: 2002/073  on  2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 14,092   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  20 Dec 2001
Notes:
Named for 'The Crocus Trust', which has been set up to help sufferers affected by colon cancer.