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'Darcey Bussell' rose Description
'Darcey Bussell' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Françoise Begasse de Dhaem
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Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSdecorum
Exhibition name: Darcey Bussell
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, before 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2005.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2008 as 'Darcey Bussell'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Red blend.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 80 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub.  Vigorous.  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: 2008/097  on  2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Patent No: 2911  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS947
United States - Patent No: PP 18,717   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Marnie Mercedes Darcey Pemberton Crittle (b. April 27, 1969 London), English ballerina ("Dame Darcey Andrea Bussell") active until 2007