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'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' rose Description
'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
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.   (Series: 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: 3' to 8' (90 to 245cm).  Width: 42" (105cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU2361P  on  18 Dec 2003
Application No: 2000/111  on  24 Mar 2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘The Squire’ x pollen parent an un-named seedling. The seed parent is characterised by very large and heavy cupped flowers. The pollen parent has flowers of a salmon pink tinted with orange and apricot colour. .... Breeder: David Austin, Wolverhampton, UK
First sold in UK in May 1998
 
European Union - Patent No: 4931  on  20 Sep 1999
Application No: 19971390  on  28 Nov 1997
 
New Zealand - Patent  on  1999
 
United States - Application  on  2000
Notes:
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles", novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1891.