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'Monferrato' rose Description
'Darcey Bussell' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Coleena
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Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSdecorum
Exhibition name: Darcey Bussell
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, before 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2005.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2008 as 'Darcey Bussell'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Red blend.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 80 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub.  Vigorous.  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: 2008/097  on  2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 2911  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS947
 
United States - Patent No: PP 18,717   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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