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'The Lady Gardener' rose Description
'The Lady Gardener' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Huyustus
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2013 as 'The Lady Gardener'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Pure apricot that pales towards the outside of the bloom.  Strong, tea, vanilla fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), button-eye, rosette bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Medium, climbing.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 30" (up to 75cm).
Very hardy.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Australia - Patent  on  19 Apr 2017
Application No: 2017/072  on  23 Mar 2017   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2005, 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 2006, from which several seedlings grew. The best of these seedlings was then selected and from this plant, in July 2006, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the 'T-budding' method) onto Rosa Laxa root-stock outdoors. The following year, in 2007, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2008, the increase was up to 200, and two years after that, in 2010, it was increased to 1,500. In 2012 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in the UK in May 2013.
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