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'Tea Clipper' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSrover
Exhibition name: Tea Clipper
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1998).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2006 as 'Tea Clipper'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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: 2008/098  on  2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Patent No: 2910  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS946
United States - Patent No: PP 18,699   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/635,306  on  6 Dec 2006