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'Betsy Broughton' rose Description
'Betsy Broughton' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jocelen
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Kenneth J. "Ken" Nobbs (New Zealand, 1984).
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Cream.  White with golden stamens. Blush pink.  Average diameter 1.5".  Single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  
Height of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Betsy Broughton 1807-1891 survived the Boyd massacre in 1809. She was taken by a local chief who kept her for three weeks before rescue. She was then taken onwards to Rio de Janeiro, from where she returned to Sydney in May 1812.
 
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