'Country Darby tree' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Dirk Rojahn
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Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Apricot and light pink, lighter edges. Strong, fruity fragrance. 70 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Large buds.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height: 4' to 10' (120 to 305cm). Width: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Hardy. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .
Australia - Application No: 1990/046 on 17 Apr 1990 VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Abraham Darby. Applicant: David Austin Roses Ltd.
New Zealand - Patent No: 481 on 2 Aug 1989
United States - Patent No: PP 7,215 VIEW USPTO PATENT
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Abraham Darby was found to be winter hardy.
Tip: because the flowers of Abraham Darby tend to bow their heads, this is a good rose for training on some sort of garden structure...