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'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' rose Description
'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ika
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmove
Exhibition name: Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, before 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1998 as 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 8' (90 to 245 cm).  Width of 42" (105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2000/111  on  2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 4931  on  20 Sep 1999
Application No: 19971390  on  28 Nov 1997
Notes:
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles", novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1891.