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'Tea Clipper' rose Description
'Tea Clipper' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rahel Buehler
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSrover
Exhibition name: Tea Clipper
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1998).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2006 as 'Tea Clipper'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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: 2008/098  on  2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 2910  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS946
 
United States - Patent No: PP 18,699   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/635,306  on  6 Dec 2006
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