'AUScat' rose Description
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Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
White or white blend. Flowers white, with a tendency to revert to pink. Moderate, sweet fragrance. 80 to 85 petals. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, rounded bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Rounded buds.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
New Zealand - Patent No: 778 on 30 Jun 1993
United States - Patent No: PP 8,141 on 16 Feb 1993 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/623,289 on 6 Dec 1990
Mr Marriott, of David Austin Roses, Ltd., has confirmed that the parentage listed in the US Patent number 8141 is an error and that 'Winchester Cathedral' is a sport of 'Mary Rose' according to their internal plant records.