'Roberta' rose Description
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Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Light pink. Strong, lemon fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5'. Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Arching, bushy, spreading, thornless (or almost). Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 4' to 4¼' (120 to 130cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Very hardy. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Australia - Application No: 1990/047 on 17 Apr 1990 VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Heritage. Applicant: David Austin Roses Ltd.
New Zealand - Patent No: 437 on 16 Aug 1998
Application on 24 Mar 1987
The breeder's Reference for this rose is Ausblush. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Heritage'. This PVR Grant expires August 16, 2011.
From the Australian patent: Origin:This variety arose from the controlled pollination of an un-named seedling by 'Iceberg'. It was bred by David C.H. Austin of Wolverhampton, England. This would then indicate the parentage should be Seedling X Iceberg. KR
Synonym 'English Heritage' from: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/baranoie/c/0000000190
This Website states the parentage as: Seedling x ('Iceberg' x 'Wife of Bath')