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'Summer Song' rose Description
'Summer Song' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cristina Macleod 'Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
75 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Orange blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUStango
Exhibition name: Summer Song
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, before 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2005 as 'Summer Song'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Strong, fruity, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2007/098  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 2908  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS937
 
United States - Patent No: PP 17,553  on  3 Apr 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  31 Oct 2005
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