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'Queen Bee' rose Description
'Queen Bee (shrub, Buck, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Shrubrose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: Queen Bee
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, 1984).
Class:
Shrub.  Buck Roses Collection.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Moderate, old rose fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  Large, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' (90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  
Notes:
Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Queen Bee has cupped, velvety dark cardinal red flowers that appear in clusters of 5 to 8.
 
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