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'Alnwick Castle' rose Description
'Alnwick Castle' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Moyesii's garden
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Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSgrab
Exhibition name: Alnwick Castle
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1993).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2001 as 'The Alnwick Rose'.
Shrub.   (Series: 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: 47" (120cm).  
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 - Patent No: AU4057P  on  26 Aug 2010
Application No: 2004/130  on  15 Apr 2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 1993 seed parent, unnamed seedling was crossed with pollen parent ‘Ausgold’. The seeds produced were sown in 1994 under glasshouse conditions and flowered. Out of this population, buds were taken from the seedlings that displayed good potential and grafted to ‘Laxa’ rootstock for further evaluation. In 1996 one seedling (to be known as ‘Ausgrab’) was selected for multiplication. Bud grafting was conducted each year to produce approximately 5000 plants by the year 2000. This seedling appeared to be genetically stable over a seven year period. Selection criteria: English style rose with good fragrance and disease resistance. Breeding directed by D.C.H. Austin, of David Austin Roses Ltd, Albrighton, England.
First sold in United Kingdom, May 2001
New Zealand - Patent  on  2004
United Kingdom - Patent  on  2001
Named after Alnwick Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are constructing a new garden which will include many English Roses.

Alnwick has not been patented in the USA as of 2022. It is trademarked.