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'Australia Felix' rose Description
'Australia Felix' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bettina Gatti
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Australia Felix
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, 1919).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink, silver(y) shading, deep pink outer petals.  Strong fragrance.  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b 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.  
Notes:
For clarification of Parentage, see References.
Confusion exists between 'Australia Felix' and 'Mrs. R. M. Finch'.
'Australia Felix' may be extinct. Rose sold under this name by most is really ‘Mrs. R. M Finch’, a polyantha.-
Refer 2010 reference.
 
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