'The Dark Lady' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.Registration name: AUSbloomExhibition name:
The Dark Lady
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Dark red. Moderate, old rose fragrance. up to 140 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed, rounded buds.
Bushy. Dark green foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
Australia - Application No: 1995/146 on 1995 VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Patent No: 328 on 2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950458 on 24 Jul 1995
First commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1991; outside EU: 01/01/1993
Expiry of protection on September 1, 2016.
United States - Patent No: PP 8,677 on 12 Apr 1994 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/954,885 on 30 Sep 1992