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'St. Nicholas' rose Description
'Saint Nicholas' rose photo
Photo courtesy of anonymous-34240
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Damask.
Registration name: St. Nicholas
Origin:
Bred by Robert James (United Kingdom, 1950).
Introduced in United Kingdom by T. Hilling & Co. as 'St. Nicholas'.
Class:
Damask, Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild fragrance.  Single to semi-double bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says the semi-double flowers are rose pink with pronounced golden stamens when fully open... Sets hips


This plant was discovered as a random seedling in St. Nicholas, Yorkshire. But I can't resist connecting the name of the rose with an historical event, so... Clement C. Moore's poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, was published 23 December 1823.

 
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