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'Crocus Rose' Description
'Crocus Rose' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSquest
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2000 as 'Crocus Rose'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
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.  
Tall, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
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.  
Australia - Application No: 2002/073  on  2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 14,092   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  20 Dec 2001
Named for 'The Crocus Trust', which has been set up to help sufferers affected by colon cancer.