'Mary Rose ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Chris Hunkeler's Rose Garden, El Cerrito, CA
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AUSmaryExhibition name:
Mary Rose ®
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Pink. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright. Medium, matte, medium green foliage.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
New Zealand - Patent No: 436 on 16 Aug 1988
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Mary Rose
was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot.
Some differences of opinion about parentage, see References.