'Tradescant' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.Registration name: AUSdirExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Dark red. Strong, old rose, sweet fragrance. 60 to 120 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, very full (41+ petals), in large clusters, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Spreading. 5 leaflets.
Height of 30" to 8' (75 to 245 cm). Width of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Heat tolerant.
European Union - Patent No: 331 on 2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950461 on 24 Jul 1995
First commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1993; outside EU: 01/01/1994
Expiry of protection on June 1, 2018.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,009 on 13 Dec 1994 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/182,788 on 13 Jan 1994
Observations made from specimens grown in a garden environment in Albrighton, Wolverhampton, England, in July 1992.
[From The Museum of Garden History
:] Both the Tradescants became famous in their own time. They were gardeners to royalty, collectors of curiosities, travellers and importers of exotic plants. The John Tradescants are buried in the church yard of St-Mary-at-Lambeth which is now the Museum of Garden History, along with the grandson of the same name, who died aged nineteen.
John Tradescant (I) was born in Suffolk circa 1570, although some sources say he was born in The Netherlands. He died on or about 15 April 1638. His son, John Tradescant (II), was born in Meopham, Kent, on or about 4 August 1608. He died in South Lambeth, Surrey, 22 April 1662.
Tradescant the Elder introduced lilac to England in 1620.
Some difference of opinion about Parentage. See References for more information.