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'Ausbernard' rose Description
'Munstead Wood' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosenuts
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ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: Ausbernard
Exhibition name: Munstead Wood
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2007).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007 as 'Munstead Wood'.
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2010 as 'Munstead Wood'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  70 to 75 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular, old-fashioned, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, spreading.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 35" (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2010/074  on  29 Oct 2010   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United Kingdom - Patent No: 8058  on  19 Mar 2009
AUSBERNARD (s) MUNSTEAD WOOD 19-MAR-09 8058 25 years
announced in ISSN 1755–912X
Plant varieties and seeds gazette
Special Edition of Plant Breeders’ Rights and the UK National Lists
Number 554, p C21
 
United States - Patent No: PP 19,876  on  31 Mar 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,153  on  10 Dec 2007
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named `AUSbernard`, which was originated by crossing two unnamed, unpatented varieties of Rosa hybrida.
Parentage:
Notes:
Munstead Wood is a house (1897) and garden (from 1883) built by Gertrude Jekyll in Busbridge, Goldalming, Surrey, until her death in 1932.