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'Thomas à Becket' rose Description
'Thomas à Becket' rose photo
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Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2005).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2013 as 'Thomas à Becket'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Red to carmine-red.  Shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes.  Moderate, lemon, old rose fragrance.  Very double, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Very hardy.  
Australia - Patent  on  19 Apr 2017
Application No: 2017/073  on  24 Mar 2017   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 2005, at the nursery of David Austin Roses Limited, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, England, an unnamed seedling was selected to be the mother and an unnamed seedling was selected to be the father. The resulting seed was sown in January 2006, from which a number of seedlings grew. The best of these seedlings was then selected and from this plant, in July 2006, 8 buds were taken and grafted (using the 'T-budding' method) onto Rosa Laxa root-stock outdoors. The following year, in 2007, the variety was considered good enough to be increased by grafting to 30 plants. Next year, in 2008, the increase was up to 200, and two years after that, in 2010, it was increased to 1,500. In 2012 the variety was increased by further budding to 5,000, sufficient budding for a commercial introduction in the UK in May 2013
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