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'Spirit of Freedom' rose Description
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Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbite
Exhibition name: Spirit of Freedom
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1998).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2002 as 'Spirit of Freedom'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Light pink.  Moderate, myrrh fragrance.  up to 200 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Tall, bushy, climbing, spreading, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  7 leaflets.  

Height: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  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.  
Canada - Patent No: 3811  on  17 Mar 2010
Application No: 04-3941  on  13 Jan 2004
'Ausbite' originated from a cross between an unnamed seedling as the seed parent and 'Auscot' as the pollen parent. The cross was made at Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1998.
Rights surrendered on March 17, 2014.
United States - Patent No: PP 14,973  on  29 Jun 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/615,897  on  8 Jul 2003
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of a shrub rose plant named `AUSbite` which was originated by me by crossing the variety `AUScot`, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 7,215, with an unnamed seedling.