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'Sophy's Rose' Description
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Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSlot
Exhibition name: Sophy's Rose
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1997 as 'Sophy's Rose'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Red.  Mild, tea rose fragrance.  up to 82 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded, wide oval buds.  
Bushy, narrow.  Medium, matte foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4½' (90 to 135cm).  Width: 30" to 4' (75 to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Patent No: AU2360P  on  18 Dec 2003
Application No: 2000/110  on  24 Mar 2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘Auspero’ syn Prospero x pollen parent an un-named seedling. The seed parent is characterised by rich crimson flowers with a true old rose fragrance. The pollen parent has a spreading growth habit and dark red flowers. ... Breeder: David Austin, Wolverhampton, UK.
First sold in UK in May 1997.
European Union - Patent No: 4617  on  7 Jun 1999
Application No: 19961275  on  18 Nov 1996
Provisional designation: bb/12g/89. Proposed denomination: AUSLOT. Breeder: David Austin Roses Ltd.
New Zealand - Patent  on  1999
South Africa - Application  on  1999
United States - Patent No: PP 11,422  on  20 Jun 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/168,198  on  7 Oct 1998
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant of the Rosa hybrida class which was originated by me by crossing the variety `Prospero`, unpatented, with an unnamed seedling.
Heirloom Roses says this rose represents a new shade of red in David Austin's English Roses.