'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.Registration name: AUSmoveExhibition name:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
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.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height: 3' to 8' (90 to 245cm). Width: 42" (105cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden.
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
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles", novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1891.