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'Weeping China Doll' rose Description
'Weeping China Doll' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Polyantha, Cl..
Registration name: China Doll, Cl.
Origin:
Discovered by Robert Hardman Melville (Australia, 1965). Discovered by O.L. "Ollie" Weeks (United States, before 1977).
Introduced in Australia by Melville Nurseries Pty Ltd in 1974 as 'China Doll, Cl.'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1977 as 'Weeping China Doll'.
Class:
Polyantha, Cl..  
Bloom:
Pink, lighter reverse.  Spice, tea fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing, thornless (or almost).  Small, glossy foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Vigorous.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,323   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
It seems the weeping version was discovered in the United States, and the climbing version was discovered in Western Australia.