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Common names: Kate (Auschris) by David Austin Roses
Color : Pink
Color Description: The fuschia pink blooms deepen in color with age, taking on hints of purple.
Bloom Size: Large
Bloom Size Details: Long buds gradually open to wide, fully double, rosette blooms with around 65 petals.
Lengths available: 30cm - 60cm
Vase Life: Long
Vase Life Details: A vase life of 8-10 days.
Availability: Available throughout the year.
Scented: Yes
General Comments: 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 section contains a selection of traditonal "garden type" or "English Garden" varieties of roses developed for the commercial cut flower floral industry.
  • These beautiful varieties tend to be extremely fragrant however do not have the vase life of commercialized hybrid tea varieties.
  • While many of these varieties have a shorter vase life than most of the hybrid tea varieties they are valued for their beautiful form, unique colors and exquisite scents.
  • Many Garden rose varieties open very quickly. However, more recent introductions have great vase life allowing garden roses to bre used for every day Vase work.
  • Garden varieties do not have the same  shipping resilience as most commercial varieties. They should be transported as directly to market as possible.
  • Generally sold at higher prices than most traditional floral industry varieties. Althought recent introductions from South America are much lower priced that traditional west coast garden roses. Plus many are the new varieties that have great vase lives.

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.
  • Leading Growers: Alexandra Farms
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