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"Grandmother's Hat" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Cass's Garden With Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
76 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Discovered by Barbara Worl (United States). Discovered by Fred Boutin (United States, 1972).
Class:
Found Rose, Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Pink, lilac undertones, darker center, ages to light pink .  Strong, rose fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, bushy.  Fragrant foliage.  
Height of 6' to 12' (185 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10a.  Can be grown as a shrub.  heat tolerant.  prefers dry climates.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Notes:
American Rose magazine, April 2006, P.8, rules that "Grandmother's Hat is the name to be used when entering this rose in a "Found Rose" class.

Tom Liggett at former Liggett's Rose Nursery says the rose known as Barbara Worl is also called, "Grandmother's Hat", "Unknown Bourbon", and "Molly Sharman-Crawford"... [Mrs. R. G. Sharman-Crawford?]
 
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