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'Nora Cunningham' rose Description
'Nora Cunningham' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, 1920).
Introduced in Australia by E. & W. Hackett Ltd. in 1920 as 'Nora Cunningham'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Light pink, lighter center.  Moderate fragrance.  Semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Climbing, upright.  Light green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Notes:
Discrepancies in the spelling of the name. Alister Clark called the rose 'Nora Cunningham' in advertisements in the Australian Rose Annual, but the introducer, E. & W. Hackett, Ltd., called it 'Nora Cuningham' in The Gardening Bulletin. Refer 2010 reference.
 
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