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'A Shropshire Lad' rose Description
'A Shropshire Lad' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Teresa Mar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
93 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSled
Exhibition name: A Shropshire Lad
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1997).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Soft peachy pink.  Fowers are cup-shaped in the early stages, opening to form attractive rosettes.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  90 petals.  Cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Large, glossy foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Hardy.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1999/117  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 2399  on  1 Sep 1997
Application No: 19961277  on  18 Nov 1996
Holder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Provisional designation: l/58/88. Approved denomination: AUSled.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,607  on  22 Sep 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  24 Jan 1997
Notes:
Arena Rose Co. says A Shropshire Lad is a tall English rose and produces peachy-pink flowers of a slightly cupped, rosette formation... this rose commemorates the 100th anniversary of the book by A.E. Houseman...


A correspondent writes: David Austin himself said 'A Shropshire Lad' is descended from 'Leander'.

From US patent, Parentage: Seed parent.--Ausblush (unpatented) x Pollen parent.--Unnamed seedling which agrees with the Australian patent.