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'Billy Boiler' rose Description
'Billy Boiler' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Billy Boiler
Exhibition name: Billy Boiler
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, 1927).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl..  
Bloom:
Red.  Strong fragrance.  10 to 12 petals.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 10' (305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Notes:
There is some doubt that the rose in commerce in Australia may not be the original rose. Refer to the 1997 reference. Refer also to the 1930, 1936 and 1939 references for a difference in parentage.

The original rose was a very free seed-setter.
 
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