'William Morris' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AUStir
, AUSwillExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Pink to apricot. Strong fragrance. 41 petals. Average diameter 3". Very double, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Arching. Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .
Australia - Application No: 2000/107 on 2000 VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 1054 on 17 Oct 2001
Application No: 00-2111 on 14 Jan 2000
'Auswill' originated from a cross between two English rose varieties which took place at David Austin Roses, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1987. The variety was selected for its apricot/pink flowers, old-fashioned flower shape, good fragrance and disease resistance.
European Union - Application No: 19971392 on 28 Nov 1997
Proposed denomination: AUSwill.
Artist and designer William Morris was born at Elm House in Walthamstow, England, 24 March 1834. Morris died at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith 3 October 1896. The rose 'William Morris' commemorates the University of East London's centenary year.