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'The Dark Lady' rose Description
'The Dark Lady' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Quail Haven Farm
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbloom
Exhibition name: The Dark Lady
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, before 1991).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Moderate, old rose fragrance.  up to 140 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Dark green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1995/146  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 328  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950458  on  24 Jul 1995
First commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1991; outside EU: 01/01/1993
Expiry of protection on September 1, 2016.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,677  on  12 Apr 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/954,885  on  30 Sep 1992
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