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'Penelope' rose Description
'Penelope (tea, Williams, 1906)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Tea.
Origin:
Bred by John Williams (Queensland, Australia) (Australia, 1906).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Penelope'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep reddish crimson, centre creamy white.  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  
Height of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Prune lightly or not at all.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Notes:
Parentages have been variously quoted in the references as follows:
1911. White Maman Cochet x Mme. Lambard
1926. Mme. Lambard sdlg (self fertilised)
1927. White Maman Cochet x Francis Dubreuil

There is some doubt re whether the original rose is commercially available in Australia.
Hugo Roller, Mrs Dudley Cross and Safrano have all been received from nurseries under the name 'Penelope'.
 
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