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'Nancy Steen' rose Description
'Nancy Steen' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Coleena
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Nancy Steen
Origin:
Bred by George C. Sherwood (New Zealand, 1975).
Introduced by Unknown (New Zealand) in 1976 as 'Nancy Steen'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Blush, cream center.  Pink. Hints of salmon.  Moderate fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, rosette bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, bronze-green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  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.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 33  on  15 Jun 1979
Application  on  13 Jun 1976
The breeder's Reference for this rose is 72/407/608. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Nancy Steen'. This PVR Grant was surrendered June 15, 1981.
Notes:
The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 describes the color of the blooms of this rose as blush pink with salmon overtones...
 
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