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'AUSport' rose References
Book  (Apr 2001)  Page(s) 96.  
Wise Portia (AUSport) Austin 1982/1983
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 632.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 633.  
‘Wise Portia’/AUSport = Arbuste – mauve, remontant… l’un des premiers rosiers anglais de David Austin… nécessite des soins vigilants, notamment une protection constante contre les maladies fongiques… [see reference Botanica’s Roses]. Austin, UK, 1982. ‘The Knight’ x ‘Glastonbury’.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 632, 633.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 633: Wise Portia Description... one of the earliest in David Austin's English Rose group. The flowers open to pinky mauve but have a large variation of tone over the season; the best blooms are produced in cool weather... It was named for the heroine of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 86.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (24 Oct 1998)  Page(s) 26.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Jul 1996)  Page(s) 141.  
Wise Portia English Rose. Description... typical of some of the earlier varieties. At its best, it produces some of the most superbly beautiful flowers in a glorious, rich harmony of purple and mauves, reminiscent of the old Gallica Roses... extremely variable... may require regular spraying...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 644.  
Shrub, mauve, 1983, (AUSport); 'The Knight' x Seedling; Austin, David, 1982. Flowers mauve, double (40+ petals), large; very fragrant; foliage medium, dark, semi-glossy; bushy growth.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 33, 143.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 143: 'The Knight' x 'Glastonbury', 1982. Description. Flowers: a rich harmony of purples and mauves, large, cupped. Rated "excellent" by the American Rose Society.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 122, 123.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 123: Wise Portia (AUSport) English Rose. Austin 1982. Description. Parentage: 'The Knight' x seedling.
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