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'Mrs. Alston's Rose' Description
'Mrs. Alston's Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Polyantha.
Registration name: Mrs. Alston's Rose
Exhibition name: Mrs. Alston's Rose
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, circa 1940).
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, lighter center, ages to lighter .  Deep pink to light red, cherry red, carmine red, cerise pink. Fine hairlike prickles.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 47" (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
The correct name for this rose seems to be 'Mrs. Alston's Rose'. Refer 1995 reference.
It was never officially introduced and there are no references which substantiate the circa 1940 date.
 
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