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'Falstaff' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSverse
Exhibition name: Falstaff
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1990).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1999 as 'Falstaff'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Dark red.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  41 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, old-fashioned, reflexed, rosette bloom form.  
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 39" to 4' (100 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  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: 2001/146  on  23 May 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
in 1990 seed parent unnamed seedling crossed with pollen parent unnamed seedling.
European Union - Application No: 19991795  on  7 Dec 1999
Proposed denomination: AUSverse.
United States - Patent No: PP 13,315  on  3 Dec 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/712,311  on  13 Nov 2000
Observations made from specimens grown in a garden environment at Wolverhampton, England in July, 1998, at two years of age.