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'Mary Rose ®' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmary
Exhibition name: Mary Rose ®
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1983).
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, compact, upright.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
New Zealand - Patent No: 436  on  16 Aug 1988
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Mary Rose was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot.

Some differences of opinion about parentage, see References.
Named After "Mary Rose", a warship of Henry VIII's navy, launched 1511 and sank in 1545 in the Solent. It was raised in 1982.

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