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'Countess of Stradbroke' rose Description
'Countess of Stradbroke' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Countess of Stradbroke
Exhibition name: Countess of Stradbroke
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, 1928).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1928 as 'Countess of Stradbroke'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Does not blue.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing, thornless (or almost).  Medium, medium green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 15' (455 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Notes:
The petal count seems to have dropped over the years. 'Countess of Stradbroke' used to average 40 petals. Refer the 1929 reference.
 
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