'Vanessa Bell' rose Description
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Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Lemon-yellow, white edges. Pink-tinged buds. Moderate, honey, lemon fragrance. up to 30 petals. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, full (26-40 petals), in large clusters, cupped, globular, rounded bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Rounded buds.
Short, bushy, upright. Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height: 4' (120cm). Width: 3' (90cm).
Australia - Patent on 28 May 2021
Application No: 2021/088 on 9 Apr 2021 VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2009, an unnamed seedling was selected to be the mother and an unnamed seedling selected to be the father. The resulting seed was sown in January 2010, from which a number of seedlings grew. The best of these seedlings was then selected and from this plant, in July 2010, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the ‘T’-budding method) onto Rosa Laxa root-stock outdoors. The following year, in 2011, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2012, the increase was up to 200, and two Plant Varieties Journal Vol. 34 Number 4 115 of 190 years after that, in 2014, it was increased to 1,500. In 2016 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in May 2017
Canada - Application No: 21-10414 on 28 Jan 2021
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Named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell - sister of the writer, Virginia Woolf.
Participated in the 13th International Fragrant Rose Trials in Echigo Hillside Park, Nagaoka (2019).