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'Princess Alexandra of Kent' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmerchant
Exhibition name: Princess Alexandra of Kent
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1999).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Pink.  Strong, lemon, tea fragrance.  up to 130 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Medium, bushy, rounded.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 39" (up to 100cm).  Width: 30" (75cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Very hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Australia - Patent  on  29 Oct 2010
Application No: 2010/073  on  6 Apr 2010   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘AUSmerchant’ is the resultant seedling from a cross of two separate unnamed seedlings selected from the breeding facility of David Austin Roses in 1999. This seedling was first selected in July 2000 from which bud eyes were grafted onto Rosa laxa. Further selections took place in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 with each selection trial material being taken from the preceding trial, and with each selection trial increasing the volume of plants up to 5,000 in 2006 prior to commercialisation in 2007. Through this period all subsequent generations proved stable with no off types observed.
Canada - Patent No: 4861  on  27 Aug 2014
Application No: 07-6049  on  20 Nov 2007
'Ausmerchant' originated from normal sexual hybridization of two unnamed English rose seedlings. The cross was conducted in 2002 at Bowling Lane Green in Albrighton, England by Mr. Austin of David Austin Roses Ltd. 'Ausmerchant' was selected by Mr. Austin as it forms a good, branching shrub that is healthy and repeat flowers extremely well.
New Zealand - Patent No: 30995  on  13 Jan 2014
Application No: ROS981  on  24 Jan 2012
United States - Patent No: PP 19,828  on  17 Mar 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,100  on  10 Dec 2007