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'AUSkeppy' rose Description
'Grace ® ™ (English Rose, Austin 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Huyustus
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
59 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSkeppy
Exhibition name: Grace ® ™ (English Rose, Austin 2001)
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2001 as 'Grace ®'.
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2005 as 'Grace ®'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong, tea fragrance.  76 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, well-branched.  Light green foliage.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, landscape or shrub.  
Breeder's notes:
It forms a good, branching shrub that is healthy and repeat flowers well. In every way, an excellent garden plant.
David Austin Roses, Ltd USA
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU3253P  on  19 Feb 2007
Application No: 2002/075  on  25 Mar 2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
in 1992 seed parent ‘Ausleap’ was crossed with pollen parent “unnamed seedling”. The seeds produced were sown Jan 1993 (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 ‘Auskeppy’) was further trialled and in 1995 selected for multiplication. Bud grafting was conducted each year to produce approximately 5000 plants by 1999.
First sold in UK in May 2001.
 
Canada - Application No: 03-3891  on  7 Nov 2003
Application withdrawn on January 12, 2004
 
European Union - Patent  on  2001
 
New Zealand - Patent  on  2002
 
United Kingdom - Patent  on  2002
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