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'Huntington Rose' Description
'Alan Titchmarsh' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beverly Sloan
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink.
Exhibition name: Alan Titchmarsh
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2000).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2007.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Moderate, old rose fragrance.  90 to 100 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, rounded.  6 to 10 leaflets.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden or shrub.  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:
Canada - Application No: 05-5172  on  25 Nov 2005
Application withdrawn March 17, 2014.
'Ausjive' originated at Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, England, in 2000. This variety was produced by normal sexual hybridization of two unnamed parent varieties. It was selected by the breeder as it forms a good, branching shrub that is healthy and repeat flowers extremely well.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 17,685  on  1 May 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/263,894  on  31 Oct 2005
Notes:
Named for The Huntington, the former estate of Henry Huntington, turned library, art galleries and botanical collection after his death. The gardens, dating as far back as 1903, are the source of many Old Garden Roses in commerce in the United States. The rose gardens also house some early finds by California old rose finder extraordinaire, Fred Boutin. Each year The Huntington hosts a "Great Rosarian Of The World" with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, at which a world-reknowned rosarian such as David Austin speaks.