'Mayor of Casterbridge' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
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Light pink Shrub.Registration name: AUSbridExhibition name:
Mayor of Casterbridge
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'.