'Mission Bells' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Mission Bells
Exhibition name: Mission Bells
Pink blend. Flowers vermillion-pink. Strong fragrance. 43 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, very full (41+ petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Medium, bushy. Dark green foliage.
Height of 39" (100 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. 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.