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'Alnwick Castle' rose Description
'Alnwick Castle' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Brigitta's garden in Pécel
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSgrab
Exhibition name: Alnwick Castle
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2001).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2001.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Pink blend.  Moderate, old rose, opinions vary fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 47" (120 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden or shrub.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Australia - Application No: 2004/130  on  2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
Named after Alnwick Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are constructing a new garden which will include many English Roses.