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'Sophy's Rose' Description
'Sophy's Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Naoto The Obscure ®
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
AUSlot
HMF Ratings:
56 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSlot
Exhibition name: Sophy's Rose
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1997 as 'Sophy's Rose'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Red.  Strong, tea fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4½' (90 to 135 cm).  Width of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2000/110  on  2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 4617  on  7 Jun 1999
Application No: 19961275  on  18 Nov 1996
Provisional designation: bb/12g/89. Proposed denomination: AUSLOT. Breeder: David Austin Roses Ltd.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,422   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  7 Oct 1998
Parentage:
Notes:
Heirloom Roses says this rose represents a new shade of red in David Austin's English Roses.