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'Abel Grant' rose Description
'Abel Grant (Hybrid Perpetual, Damaizin, 1865)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's New California Low Desert Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Abel Grant
Exhibition name: Abel Grant
Origin:
Bred by Frédéric Damaizin (France, 1865).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, silver(y) reverse, silver(y) highlights.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), flat 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:
Listed as Abel Grant at Sangerhausen and classed as a Hybrid Perpetual.
 
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