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'Lady Edgeworth David' rose Description
'Lady Edgeworth David' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ozoldroser
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lady Edgeworth David
Exhibition name: Lady Edgeworth David
Origin:
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (Australia, 1939).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1939 as 'Lady Edgeworth David'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink, light pink shading.  Malmaison rose, shaded with dawn pink. Long stem..  Moderate fragrance.  Large, very full (41+ petals), open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Notes:
Lady Edgeworth David was the widow of a distinguished explorer and academic. She was also a distinguished social campaigner and State Commissioner of Girl Guides. She and her daughter Molly were family friends of the Fitzhardinges. See Comment from Eric Timewell for more
 
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