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'Geoff Hamilton' rose Description
'Geoff Hamilton' rose photo
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Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
67 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSham
Exhibition name: Geoff Hamilton
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1997 as 'Geoff Hamilton'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  41 to 108 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular, old-fashioned, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 0908  on  2 Feb 2001
Application No: 98-1226  on  23 Feb 1998
Rights surrendered on April 17, 2012.
 
European Union - Patent No: 5584  on  20 Dec 1999
Application No: 19961282  on  18 Nov 1996
Breeder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Provisional designation: d/51/88. Proposed denomination: AUSHAM.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,421  on  20 Jun 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: US1998000168298  on  7 Oct 1997
Inventor: David C.H. Austin (Wolverhampton, UK). Applicant: David Austin Roses Limited (Wolverhampton, UK). A shrub rose plant having disease resistance; strong growth; pink blooms of an old-fashioned shape; and the ability to repeat flower well through the summer...
Notes:
The late Geoff Hamilton created Barnsdale Gardens.