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'Fragrant Plum' rose Description
'Fragrant Plum (Hybrid Tea, Christensen, 1990)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Leslie Davis
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: AROplumi
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1990).
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Notes:
The parentage given was found on Jack Christensen's web site. He says this rose is a richly fragrant lavender with deeper edging...
 
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