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'Captain Bligh' rose Description

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Availability:
Believed extinct or lost
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Captain Bligh
Exhibition name: Captain Bligh
Origin:
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (Australia, 1934).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1939 as 'Captain Bligh'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Silvery rose, deeper towards base, darker center. Carmine reverse,.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  
Notes:
The parentage is reversed in the 1939 and 2007 references.

Captain William Bligh was born 9 September 1754 and died 6 December 1817. He was a seafarer and is probably best known as the Captain of HMS Bounty. On 28 April 1789, the crew of the Bounty put Captain Bligh in a boat and set him adrift. See 2012 Comment from Eric Timewell for more.
 
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