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Denomination: 'Ausimmon'
Trade name: Miranda
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: David Austin Roses Limited
Bowling Green Lane
United Kingdom
Breeder: David Austin, David Austin Roses Limited, Albrighton, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-10-12
Application Number: 05-5101
Protective direction granted: 2005-10-12
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-05
Certificate Number: 3549
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-08-05

Variety Description


PLANT: narrow-bushy growth habit, short to medium height, narrow
YOUNG SHOOT: weak intensity of bronze to reddish brown anthocyanin colouration
PRICKLES: flat on lower side, many short prickles, moderate to many long prickles

LEAF: large, light to medium green on upper side at time of first flowering, medium glossiness on upper side
LEAFLET: flat in cross-section, weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium length, medium width, rounded base

PEDICEL: moderate to many prickles
SEPAL: weak extensions
FLOWER: double type, very many petals per flower, medium diameter, round to irregularly rounded when viewed from above, flattened convex on upper part when viewed from the side, flat to flattened convex on lower part when viewed from the side, concave on lower part of mature flower when viewed from the side, medium to strong fragrance
PETAL: medium size, middle and marginal zones of inner and outer sides are light blue pink, young petals located at centre of flower are a more intense light blue pink, weak reflexing of margin, medium to strong undulation of margin
BASAL PETAL SPOT (inner side): medium size, yellow green flush with a yellow claw
BASAL PETAL SPOT (outer side): medium size, light yellow orange with a red purple flush
OUTER STAMEN: predominantly yellow filament

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ausimmon' is the result of a cross between the female parent designated 'AO/045' and the male parent, an unnamed seedling, both English Roses bred by David Austin. The cross took place at Bowling Green Lane in Albrighton, England in 1997. 'Ausimmon' was selected by Mr. Austin based on its healthy shrub form, high number of stems for cut flower production and flowers with a good "vase" life.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Ausimmon' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/2200, grant number 20206. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2005 and 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Rose: 'Ausimmon'

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