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'Pride of England' rose Description
'Pride of England' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1998 as 'Pride of England'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  Mild fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Double (17-25 petals), full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, spiral centers bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 45" (115 cm).  Width of 26" (65 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
European Union - Patent No: 4599  on  7 Jun 1999
Application No: 19980561  on  14 Apr 1998
Parentage:
Notes:
The Football Association chose 'Pride of England' as an emblem of support for the England football team in the 1998 World Cup tournament.
Breeder: Richard Harkness. Participated in the 1998 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
 
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