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'Gem of the Prairies' rose Description
'Gem of the Prairies' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Altora
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Setigera.
Registration name: Gem of the Prairies
Origin:
Bred by Adolphus G. Burgess (United States, 1860). Bred by Joseph Schwartz (France, 1878).
Class:
Hybrid Setigera.  
Bloom:
Rose-red.  Light crimson blotched with white.  Moderate fragrance.  65 petals.  Double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 20' (610 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Notes:
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says the flowers are rosy lavender-red, edged white...
See the rose in commerce as Geschwind's Orden, which bears a striking resemblance to this rose. It seems that 'Gem of the Prairies' in commerce is mislabeled.
 
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