|Trade name:||William Morris|
David Austin Roses Limited
Bowling Green Lane
David Austin, David Austin Roses Limited, Albrighton, United Kingdom
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2001-10-17|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2019-10-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Ausled'
Summary: 'Auswill' has larger leaves than 'Ausled'. 'Auswill' has smaller flowers which are in the apricot blend classification group while the flowers of 'Ausled' are in the pink blend group.
'Auswill' is a large English shrub rose. The growth habit is arching. The young shoot has very strong anthocyanin which is red in colour (RHS 183B). Thorns and prickles are present on the stem and are deep concave in shape. There is a sparse number of short prickles and an average number of long prickles on the stem. Prickles and thorns are red in colour. 'Auswill' has dark green leaves which have weak glossiness. There are five leaflets. The terminal leaflet has a serrate margin, a leathery texture and rounded base.
'Auswill' flowers mid-season. There are two flowering periods with more than ten weeks duration. There is a low number of flowers per shoot. The pedicel has a small number of prickles. The flower bud is pointed in shape just before opening and sepal extensions are medium. The fully opened flower is round when viewed from above. When viewed from the side the flower is flat on the upper part and convex on the lower part. The flower centre is quartered. 'Auswill' has a very double flower type. The flower colour is in the apricot blend classification group. 'Auswill' has a medium sized petal spot at the base of the outer and inner side. There is medium reflexing and undulation of the petal margin. 'Auswill' has a yellow filament. The style is long in length, yellow-green in colour and medium in hairiness. The stigma is positioned above the anthers. The receptacle is medium in size, pitcher shaped and has no prickles.
Origin & Breeding History: 'Auswill' originated from a cross between two English rose varieties which took place at David Austin Roses, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1987. The variety was selected for its apricot/pink flowers, old-fashioned flower shape, good fragrance and disease resistance.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Auswill' were conducted at Valderose Garden, Pain Court, Ontario. The trials consisted of 10 plants per variety planted outdoors. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.
Comparison tables for 'Auswill' with reference variety 'Ausled'
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Colour of flower bud (one-quarter open) (RHS)
Flower diameter (mm)
Flower colour (RHS)
Colour of outer side of petal (RHS)
Colour of inner side of petal (RHS)
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