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'B/20/89' rose Description
'Mayor of Casterbridge' rose photo
Photo courtesy of toshi
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Average rating: GOOD+.  
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbrid
Exhibition name: Mayor of Casterbridge
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1997).
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Light pink.  Old rose fragrance.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 42" to 5' (105 to 150 cm).  Width of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Australia - Application No: 1999/115  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Patent No: 2398  on  1 Sep 1997
Application No: 19961274  on  18 Nov 1996
Provisional designation: b/20/89. Proposed denomination: AUSBRID. Holder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Approved denomination: AUSbrid.
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Mayor of Casterbridge has very formal, medium-sized blooms of soft pink...

There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 26).

Named for a novel by Thomas Hardy. Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton on 2 June 1840. He died at his home, Max Gate, on the outskirts of Dorchester 11 January 1928. Casterbridge is supposedly Dorchester. Some of his other books for which roses have been named are 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and 'Jude the Obscure'.