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'AUSintense' rose Description
'Wisley' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Rose Garden. Amelia, Virginia
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Wisley
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSintense
Exhibition name: Wisley
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2004).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2005.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Moderate, citrus, fruity fragrance.  105 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, spreading, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 42" (up to 105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Very vigorous.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Bears magnificent large, cupped blooms that nod gracefully on a fine wide bushy shrub.
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2005/102  on  2005   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 16,763  on  4 Jul 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  11 Jan 2005
Notes:
To be replaced by 'Wisley 2008'?