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'Abraham Darby ®' rose Description
'Abraham Darby ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alain
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Commercially available
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ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUScot
Exhibition name: Abraham Darby ®
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1985).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Apricot and light pink, lighter edges.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  70 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, thornless (or almost).  Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  can be trained as a climber.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1990/046  on  17 Apr 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Abraham Darby. Applicant: David Austin Roses Ltd.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 481  on  2 Aug 1989
 
United States - Patent No: PP 7,215   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Abraham Darby was found to be winter hardy.
Tip: because the flowers of Abraham Darby tend to bow their heads, this is a good rose for training on some sort of garden structure...