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'City of London ®' rose Description
'City of London ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Antonio Motta
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARukfore
Exhibition name: City of London ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1986).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1988 as 'City of London'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong, rose fragrance.  15 to 25 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 32" to 6' 8" (80 to 205 cm).  Width of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Can be grown as a climber in mild climates.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 695  on  14 Aug 1992
Notes:
Harkness lists a different parentage than Modern Roses 10.


City of London was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.


Named for the City in 1988 to celebrate 800 years since it received its first charter from Richard I.

 
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