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'Sister Elizabeth' rose Description
'Sister Elizabeth' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ametiszt's garden in Hungary
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Auspalette
Exhibition name: Sister Elizabeth
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, before 2006).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2006 as 'Sister Elizabeth'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Rose pink with lilac shading.  Strong, old rose, spice fragrance.  up to 130 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, old-fashioned, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 30" (75 cm).  Width of 30" (75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
Flowers are similar in character to old Gallica roses.
Notes:
Sister Elizabeth is named for a Cisterian nun from the Holy Cross Abbey in Whitland, South Wales, who is also a longtime lover of roses.
 
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