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'AC Navy Lady' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.
Exhibition name: Navy Lady
Bred by Claude Richer (Canada, 2003).
Introduced in Canada by J.C. Bakker and Sons Limited in 2010 as 'Navy Lady'.
Red to dark red.  Bud colour is very dark red, almost black red..  Mild, rose fragrance.  up to 24 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Compact, rounded.  Medium, glossy, grey-green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 20" to 26" (50 to 65cm).  Width: up to 39" (up to 100cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9a.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  
Canada - Patent No: 4277  on  22 Feb 2012
Application No: 09-6617  on  22 Apr 2009
Breeder: Claude Richer, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec; Campbell Davidson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
The variety 'Navy Lady' originated from a controlled cross made at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec in 2003. The female parent was the variety 'Fourth of July' and the male parent was the variety 'Astrid Lindgren'.
United States - Patent No: PP 23,288  on  2013   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/799,312  on  22 Apr 2010
Inventors: Richer; Claude (Saint-Felix-de-Valois, CA)
Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by The Minister of Agriculture and Agrifoods (Alberta, CA)
The new variety of shrub rose, ‘Navy Lady’ was selected by the Inventor among seedlings derived from a cross made in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada in 2003 between the female parent, ‘Fourth of July’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 11,518) and the male parent, ‘Astrid Lindgren’ (not patented). ‘Navy Lady’, designated as seedling no. ST03H003-02, was planted in the field in 2004, and selected and advanced to additional trials until 2008, when it was selected by the Inventor as a single unique plant with distinct characteristics.
John Bakker, General Manager of J.C. Bakker Nurseries, reports, "Early season colour is a bright red and later season colour is darker red from our experience."