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'William Morris' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUStir,  AUSwill
Exhibition name: William Morris
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1987).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 1998 as 'William Morris'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Pink to apricot.  Strong fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Very double, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Arching.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  
Australia - Application No: 2000/107  on  2000   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 1054  on  17 Oct 2001
Application No: 00-2111  on  14 Jan 2000
'Auswill' originated from a cross between two English rose varieties which took place at David Austin Roses, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1987. The variety was selected for its apricot/pink flowers, old-fashioned flower shape, good fragrance and disease resistance.
European Union - Application No: 19971392  on  28 Nov 1997
Proposed denomination: AUSwill.
Artist and designer William Morris was born at Elm House in Walthamstow, England, 24 March 1834. Morris died at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith 3 October 1896. The rose 'William Morris' commemorates the University of East London's centenary year.