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'William Shakespeare 2000 ™' rose Description
'William Shakespeare 2000 ™ (shrub, Austin 1994)' rose photo
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Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSromeo
Exhibition name: William Shakespeare 2000 ™
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1994).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000 as 'William Shakespeare 2000'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Crimson, ages to purple .  Strong, old rose fragrance.  up to 120 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 41" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 2002/072  on  2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 1309  on  30 Oct 2002
Application No: 01-2677  on  17 Apr 2001
'Ausromeo' originated from a cross between two unnamed seedlings which took place at David Austin Roses, Albrighton, England in 1994. The variety was selected for its flower shape and colour, its resistance to diseases and bushy growth habit.
United States - Patent No: PP 13,993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/029,462  on  20 Dec 2001
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the shrub class which was originated by me by crossing an unnamed seedling (unpatented), with the variety `AUSbloom,`