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'Mission Bells' rose Description
'Mission Bells' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ashdown Roses Historic Archive
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Mission Bells
Exhibition name: Mission Bells
Origin:
Bred by Theodore John Morris (United States, 1949).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" (100 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 923   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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