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"Grandmother's Hat" rose Description
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Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Discovered by Barbara Worl (United States). Discovered by Fred Boutin (United States, 1972).
Found Rose, Hybrid Perpetual.  
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.  
Tall, arching, bushy.  Fragrant foliage.  
Height of 6' to 12' (185 to 365 cm).  
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..  
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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