'A Shropshire Lad' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
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Yellow blend Shrub.Registration name: AUSledExhibition name:
A Shropshire Lad
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Soft peachy pink. Fowers are cup-shaped in the early stages, opening to form attractive rosettes. Strong, fruity fragrance. 90 petals. Cupped, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Thornless (or almost). Large, glossy foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm). Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Hardy.
Australia - Application No: 1999/117 on 1999 VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Patent No: 2399 on 1 Sep 1997
Application No: 19961277 on 18 Nov 1996
Holder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Provisional designation: l/58/88. Approved denomination: AUSled.
United States - Patent No: PP 10,607 on 22 Sep 1998 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 24 Jan 1997
Arena Rose Co.
says A Shropshire Lad
is a tall English rose and produces peachy-pink flowers of a slightly cupped, rosette formation... this rose commemorates the 100th anniversary of the book by A.E. Houseman...
A correspondent writes: David Austin himself said 'A Shropshire Lad' is descended from 'Leander'.
From US patent, Parentage: Seed parent.--Ausblush (unpatented) x Pollen parent.--Unnamed seedling which agrees with the Australian patent.