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'Bathsheba' rose Description
'Bathsheba' rose photo
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2008).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2016 as 'Bathsheba'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2021.
Climber.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Apricot, lighter edges.  Strong, honey, myrrh fragrance.  up to 170 petals.  Very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: up to 10' (up to 305cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  
Australia - Patent  on  25 Jun 2020
Application No: 2020/090  on  14 May 2020   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2008 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 2009, resulting in a number of seedlings. The best of these seedlings was then chosen for further trial and development. From this plant, in July 2009, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the 'T'-budding method) onto Rosa Laxa rootstock outdoors. The following year, in 2010, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2011, the increase was up to 200, and two years after that, in 2013, it was increased to 1,500. In 2015 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in May 2016.
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