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'Spirit of Freedom' rose Description
'Spirit Of Freedom' rose photo
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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.  English Rose Collection.  
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, climbing, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  8 Jul 2003