'Winchester ®' rose Description
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Shrub. English Rose Collection.
White or white blend. Flowers white, with a tendency to revert to pink. Moderate, sweet fragrance. 80 to 85 petals. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, rounded bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Rounded buds.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
New Zealand - Patent No: 778 on 30 Jun 1993
United States - Patent No: PP 8,141 on 16 Feb 1993 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/623,289 on 6 Dec 1990
Mr Marriott, of David Austin Roses, Ltd., has confirmed that the parentage listed in the US Patent number 8141 is an error and that 'Winchester Cathedral' is a sport of 'Mary Rose' according to their internal plant records.