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'AUScook' rose Description
'Heather Austin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rob's Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUScook
Exhibition name: Heather Austin
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1989).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1997 as 'Heather Austin'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Red-purple.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  50 petals.  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 2396  on  1 Sep 1997
Application No: 19961278  on  18 Nov 1996
Holder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Provisional designation: a/zia/89. Approved denomination: AUScook.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,618   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Parentage:
Notes:
Internal breeder code: A-21A-089. No. 083 in the 1997 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Heather Austin has large flowers of deep pink... The crepe-like petals are incurved to form a loose, yet deep, cup that hides numerous golden stamens...