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'Tea Clipper' rose Description
'Tea Clipper' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ju
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSrover
Exhibition name: Tea Clipper
Origin:
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'.
Class:
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Bloom:
Apricot, yellow undertones.  Strong, fruity, myrrh, tea fragrance.  up to 100 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, few or no prickles/thorns.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 47" (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 39" (up to 100cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU4253P  on  25 May 2011
Application No: 2008/098  on  4 Apr 2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘unnamed seedling’ x ‘unnamed seedling’ in 1998. Best of the seedlings were selected in January 1998. In July 1999 grafted onto Laxa root-stock outdoors. In 2000, the variety was found promising and repeatedly propagated to 2005. Commercial introduction and release in UK was in 2006. Breeder: David Austin
First sold in UK May 2006
 
European Union - Patent  on  2006
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 2910  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS946  on  23 Mar 2009
 
United Kingdom - Patent  on  2007
 
United States - Patent No: PP 18,699  on  1 Apr 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/635,306  on  6 Dec 2006
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