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'AUSwith' rose Description
'St. Swithun ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Graebear's Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSwith
Exhibition name: St. Swithun ™
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1993).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate, citrus, musk fragrance.  120 to 130 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 339  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950474  on  24 Jul 1995
First commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1993.
Protection terminated on June 15, 2004.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 1100  on  5 Jun 1996
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,010  on  13 Dec 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/183,276  on  13 Jan 1994
Notes:
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. St. Swithun was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot, as well as winter hardy.