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'Commander Gillette' rose Description
'Commander Gillette' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jim Sproul
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Robert E. Basye (United States, 1965).
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Mild fragrance.  Single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 7' (215 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Very hardy.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Kim Rupert reports that 'Basye's Thornless' is '65-626', and is synonymous with 'Commander Gillette' [see also photos of 77-361] The breeding is R. carolina alba x 'Hugh Dickson'. It's single, thornless, repeat blooming and deciduous. (See Comments)
 
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