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'Port Sunlight' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSlofty
Exhibition name: Port Sunlight
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, before 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007 as 'Port Sunlight'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2021 as 'Port Sunlight'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Apricot blend.  None / no, tea fragrance.  up to 90 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Tall, climbing, upright.  Dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 4'11" (up to 150cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Vigorous.  can be grown as a shrub.  can be trained as a climber.  
United States - Patent No: PP 19,875  on  31 Mar 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,101  on  10 Dec 2007
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named `AUSlofty`, which was originated by crossing two unnamed, unpatented varieties of Rosa hybrida....description is of 2 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Albrighton, Britain