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Denomination: 'Ausjive'
Trade name: Huntington Rose
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: 2005-11-25
Application Number: 05-5172
Date Withdrawn: 2014-03-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Austijus' (The Ingenius Mr. Fairchild)

Summary: The prickles of 'Ausjive' are reddish while they are yellowish for 'Austijus'. The terminal leaflet has a round base for 'Ausjive' while it is obtuse for 'Austijus'. The flowering shoot of 'Ausjive' has many flowering laterals compared to a medium number on 'Austijus'. The glands on the flower pedicel for 'Ausjive' are red while they are clear for 'Austijus'. The flower bud of 'Ausjive' is purple red and broad ovate in longitudinal section while 'Austijus' is light blue pink to white and elliptic. 'Ausjive' has a greater number of petals than 'Austijus'. The flowers and petals of 'Ausjive' are smaller than those of 'Austijus'. The sepal extensions of 'Ausjive' are absent or very weak whereas they range from weak to medium for 'Austijus'. The main colour on the outer side of the petal of 'Ausjive' is light blue pink while it is white for 'Austijus'.


PLANT: shrub type, intermediate growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT: anthocyanin colouration ranging from weak to medium
PRICKLES: medium number, reddish

NEW LEAF: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration along the leaf margin on upper side
LEAF: light to medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration, weak glossiness on upper side, weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium elliptic, rounded base, acuminate apex

FLOWERING SHOOT: many flowering laterals, few to medium number of flowers per lateral
PEDICEL: red glands present
FLOWER BUD: broad ovate shape in longitudinal section, purple red (closest to RHS 54A)
FLOWER: double type, pink colour group, high petal density, round, flat profile on upper part, concave profile on lower part, medium fragrance, absent or very weak sepal extensions
PETAL: no reflexing, obovate, medium incisions, absent or very weak reflexing of margins, very cupped, weak undulation of the margin, one colour on the inner side, intensity of colour even, inner side light blue pink (closest to RHS 73C-D), outer side light blue pink (RHS 73D)
BASAL SPOT: small, light yellow
OUTER STAMEN: light yellow filament

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ausjive' originated at Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, England, in 2000. This variety was produced by normal sexual hybridization of two unnamed parent varieties. It was selected by the breeder as it forms a good, branching shrub that is healthy and repeat flowers extremely well.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Ausjive' were conducted in an outdoor trial during the summer of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 10 plants of the candidate variety and 9 plants of the reference variety. Plants were grown from bare-rooted plants, transplanted into 13.2 litre containers in May, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plant parts of each variety on August 15, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Ausjive' with reference variety 'Austijus'

Number of petals

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
mean 148.1 123.4
std. deviation 8.41 5.22

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
mean 6.3 7.8
std. deviation 0.30 0.34

Petal length (cm)

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
mean 3.6 4.3
std. deviation 0.20 0.21

Petal width (cm)

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
mean 2.4 3.0
std. deviation 0.14 0.28

Colour of flower bud (RHS)

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
outer side more pink than 54A closest to 54D with NN155C

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Ausjive' 'Austijus'
outer side 73D N155B

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Rose: 'Ausjive' (left) with reference variety 'Austijus' (right)

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Rose: 'Ausjive' (left) with reference variety 'Austijus' (right)

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Rose: 'Ausjive' (left) with reference variety 'Austijus' (right)

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