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'Pegasus' rose Description
'Pegasus (shrub, Austin, 1995)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rita Granata's "Giardino del Rosa".
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmoon
Exhibition name: Pegasus
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1995).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, apricot shading.  Strong, tea rose fragrance.  110 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Large, leathery foliage.  7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 4' to 4½' (120 to 135 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1998/245  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 1712  on  17 Feb 1997
Application No: 19950466  on  24 Jul 1995
Firt commercialisation in EU: May 1, 1995
Expiry of protection on 31/12/2022.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,705  on  26 Nov 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/573,456  on  15 Dec 1995
Notes:
It was named for a charity known as 'Riding for the Disabled' and it refers to the winged horse of Greek mythology.