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'Summer Song' rose Description
'Summer Song (shrub, Austin, 2005)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kajsa Sjödin
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Orange blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUStango
Exhibition name: Summer Song
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, before 2004).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2005 as 'Summer Song'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Orange-red, lighter reverse, yellow undertones.  Burnt orange.  Strong, fruity, tea fragrance.  80 to 90 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4' (120cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  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: AU4256P  on  25 May 2011
Application No: 2007/098  on  20 Mar 2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling in 1997. In 1998 best plant was selected and a number of seedlings were grated onto Laxa root-stock outdoors. After 6 years of continuous observation and trial released for commercial introduction in UK I 2005. Breeder: David Austin Roses, Albrighton, UK.
European Union - Patent  on  2005
New Zealand - Patent No: 2908  on  2 Jun 2010
Application No: ROS937  on  5 Mar 2008
United Kingdom - Patent  on  2006
United States - Patent No: PP 17,553  on  3 Apr 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 1/263,875  on  31 Oct 2005
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of a shrub rose plant named `AUStango` which was originated by me by crossing an unnamed, unpatented seedling with an unnamed, unpatented seedling.