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'Claire Austin' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSprior
Exhibition name: Claire Austin
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1999).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
White.  Strong, myrrh, vanilla fragrance.  up to 120 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, globular, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Arching.  Medium green, leathery foliage.  7 leaflets.  

Height: 47" to 11'10" (120 to 360cm).  Width: up to 39" (up to 100cm).
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  can be trained as a climber.  
Australia - Patent  on  29 Oct 2010
Application No: 2010/072  on  7 Apr 2010   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘AUSprior’ is the resultant seedling from a cross of two separate unnamed seedlings selected from the breeding facility of David Austin Roses in 1999. This seedling was first selected in July 2000 from which bud eyes were grafted onto Rosa laxa. Further selections took place in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 with each selection trial material being taken from the preceding trial, and with each selection trial increasing the volume of plants up to 5,000 in 2006 prior to commercialisation in 2007. Through this period all subsequent generations proved stable with no off types observed.
New Zealand - Patent No: 31000  on  13 Jan 2014
Application No: ROS982  on  7 Feb 2012
United States - Patent No: PP 19,645  on  18 Nov 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,118  on  10 Dec 2007
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named `AUSprior`, which was originated by crossing two unnamed, unpatented varieties of Rosa hybrida.
Claire Austin is the daughter of David Austin.