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Garden Rose Kate


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Variety Information

Common names: **NOT IN PRODUCTION Kate (Auschris) by David Austin Roses
Color : Pink
Color Description: **NOT IN PRODUCTION The fuschia pink blooms deepen in color with age, taking on hints of purple.
Bloom Size: Large
Bloom Size Details: **NOT IN PRODUCTION Long buds gradually open to wide, fully double, rosette blooms with around 65 petals.
Lengths available: **NOT IN PRODUCTION 30cm - 60cm
Vase Life: Long
Vase Life Details: **NOT IN PRODUCTION A vase life of 8-10 days.
Availability: **NOT IN PRODUCTION Available throughout the year.
Scented: Yes
General Comments: **NOT IN PRODUCTION Kate is truly beautiful at all stages. The charmingly waved outer petals have soft, silvery highlights. As the flower ages, yellow stamens eventually appear in the center. At times there is a delightful fruity fragrance. Named in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge, in celebration of the Royal Wedding held in 2011.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • This is a traditonal "garden type" rose variety developed for the commercial cut flower floral industry.
  • These beautiful varieties tend to be extremely fragrant.
  • They are valued for their beautiful form, unique colors and exquisite scents.
  • Garden rose varieties open very quickly.
  • Garden varieties should be transported to market as directly as possible.
  • Generally sold at higher prices than most traditional floral industry varieties.

Grading Information

  • Graded by stem length in centimeters.
  • Usually only available in short and medium grades.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Leading Breeders (2010) : European Breeders
  • Many great new varieties have recently (2010) been developed by breeders who work exclusively on the development of garden rose varieties for the cut flower industry.
  • Great care in packing is critical for these more delicate garden rose varieties.
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