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'Wollerton Old Hall' rose Description
'Wollerton Old Hall' rose photo
Photo courtesy of diascia
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
94 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2003).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2011 as 'Wollerton Old Hall'.
Class:
Climber.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Bloom:
Butter-yellow, ages to lighter .  Buttery yellow coloured blooms which eventually pale to a softer creamy colour..  Strong, magnolia, myrrh fragrance.  up to 43 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Large, medium green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 4'11" to 12'4" (150 to 375cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
Hardy.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  11 Feb 2016
Application No: 2014/295  on  26 Nov 2014   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2003, at the nursery of David Austin Roses Limited, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, England, an unnamed seedling was selected to be the mother and an unnamed seedling was selected to be the father. The resulting seed was sown in January 2004, from which a number of seedlings grew. The best of these seedlings was then selected and from this plant, in July 2004, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the 'T-budding' method) onto Rosa Laxa root-stock outdoors. The following year, in 2005, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2006, the increase was up to 200, and two years after that, in 2008, it was increased to 1,500. In 2010 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in May 2011.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 32415  on  15 May 2017
Application No: ROS1019  on  26 Nov 2014
 
United States - Patent No: PP 24,566  on  24 Jun 2014   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/506,556  on  27 Apr 2012
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named ‘AUSblanket’, which was originated from the cross-pollination of the two ‘unnamed’ and unpatented seedlings of Rosa hybrida....The following description is of 1 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Albrighton, Britain in the month of June.
Notes:
Named after Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire which has one of the most beautiful private gardens in the country, not far from the David Austin Nursery. The gardens are set around a 16th Century Hall and feature roses in creative plant combinations, including many David Austin English Roses. Wollerton Old Hall is open to the public on selected days throughout the summer.