'AUSkeppy' rose Description
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Florists Rose, Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
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.
Medium, well-branched. Light green foliage.
Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, garden, landscape or shrub.
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
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Application withdrawn on January 12, 2004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