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'Crocus Rose' Description
'Crocus Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of roseromantic
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
77 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSquest
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000 as 'Crocus Rose'.
Class:
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild, tea fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: up to 47" (up to 120cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU3254P  on  19 Feb 2007
Application No: 2002/073  on  25 Mar 2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
in 1991 seed parent, an unnamed seedling, crossed with pollen parent ‘Ausgold’. The seeds produced were sown Jan 1992 (Northern Hemisphere). From this seedling population, the best seedling was selected from which six buds were grafted to ‘Laxa’ rootstock. This seedling (to be known as ‘Ausquest’) was further trialled and in 1994 selected for multiplication. Bud grafting was conducted each year to produce approximately 5000 plants by 1998
First sold in UK in May 2000.
 
New Zealand - Patent  on  2001
 
South Africa - Application  on  2003
 
United Kingdom - Patent  on  2001
 
United States - Patent No: PP 14,092  on  26 Aug 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/032,268  on  20 Dec 2001
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the shrub class which was originated by me by crossing an unnamed seedling, with the variety `AUSgold`, (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,688).
Notes:
Named for 'The Crocus Trust', which has been set up to help sufferers affected by colon cancer.