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'Olivia Rose Austin ®' rose Description
'Olivia Rose Austin ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Huyustus
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2006).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2014 as 'Olivia Rose Austin'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2019 as 'Olivia Rose Austin'.
Class:
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  up to 90 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 3' (up to 90cm).  Width: up to 30" (up to 75cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5a through 10a.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  10 May 2018
Application No: 2018/093  on  6 Apr 2018   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2006, at the nursery of David Austin Roses Limited, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, UK, 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 2007, from which several seedlings grew. The best of these seedlings was then selected and from this plant, in July 2007, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the 'T-budding' method) onto Rosa Laxa root-stock outdoors. The following year, in 2008, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2009, the increase was up to 200, and two years after that, in 2011, it was increased to 1,500. In 2013 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in the UK in May 2014
 
United States - Patent No: PP 27,365  on  15 Nov 2016   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 14/545,309  on  20 Apr 2015
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named `AUSmixture`, which was originated from the cross-pollination of the two `unnamed` and unpatented seedlings of Rosa hybrida...The following description is of 5-year-old trial rose plants of the new variety grown in a garden environment in Albrighton, Britain in the month of June.
Notes:
Michael Marriott, the technical manager of David Austin, states that 'Olivia Rose Austin' took 9-10 years to develop from the original cross. It is named after the daughter (b. 1995) of David Austin, Jr.