'Country Darby tree' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Shrub. English Rose Collection.
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.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm). Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
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 .
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
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...