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'Grace Darling' rose Description
'Grace Darling' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Petals & Buds Nursery
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Grace Darling
Origin:
Bred by Henry Bennett (United Kingdom, 1884).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Grace Darling'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Peach - pink, cream undertones.  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 3' to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Hardy.  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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has very pretty creamy-white flowers that are shaded with pink...


In his 2001/2002 catalog, Peter Beales says this rose is one of the first Hybrid Teas to achieve popularity.

 
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