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'Ausmerchant' rose Description
'Princess Alexandra of Kent' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Merilen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
86 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Ausmerchant
Exhibition name: Princess Alexandra of Kent
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 2002).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, lemon, tea fragrance.  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Very hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2010/073  on  2010   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
Canada - Patent No: 4861  on  27 Aug 2014
Application No: 07-6049  on  20 Nov 2007
'Ausmerchant' originated from normal sexual hybridization of two unnamed English rose seedlings. The cross was conducted in 2002 at Bowling Lane Green in Albrighton, England by Mr. Austin of David Austin Roses Ltd. 'Ausmerchant' was selected by Mr. Austin as it forms a good, branching shrub that is healthy and repeat flowers extremely well.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 19,828  on  17 Mar 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,100  on  10 Dec 2007
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