'AUScook' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Leonard Heller
Red blend Shrub.Registration name:
AUScookExhibition name: Heather Austin
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Deep pink. Red-purple. Strong, old rose fragrance. 50 petals. Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, arching, upright, well-branched. Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm). Width of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden.
European Union - Patent No: 2396 on 1 Sep 1997
Application No: 19961278 on 18 Nov 1996
Holder: David Austin Roses Ltd. Provisional designation: a/zia/89. Approved denomination: AUScook.
United States - Patent No: PP 10,618 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Internal breeder code: A-21A-089. No. 083 in the 1997 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Heather Austin has large flowers of deep pink... The crepe-like petals are incurved to form a loose, yet deep, cup that hides numerous golden stamens...