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'Mayflower' rose Description
'The Mayflower' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jay-Jay
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUStilly
Exhibition name: The Mayflower
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1992).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2001 as 'The Mayflower'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Moderate, old rose, opinions vary fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Hardy.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2002/077  on  25 Mar 2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 1992 seed parent an unnamed seedling crossed with pollen parent ‘Ausman’. The seeds produced were sown Jan 1993 (Northern Hemisphere). From this seedling population, a promising seedling was selected from which six buds were grafted to ‘Laxa’ rootstock. This seedling (to be known as ‘Austilly’) was further trialled and in 1996 selected for multiplication.
 
Canada - Application No: 03-3892  on  7 Nov 2003
Application withdrawn on January 12, 2004.
Notes:
David Austin Roses says 'The Mayflower' is completely resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, and rust. It was named to mark the launching of David Austin's American catalogue and the opening of the David Austin Rose Garden at Matterhorn Nurseries, north of New York City.

See COMMENTS about cold hardiness and blooms balling in wet weather