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'Nigel Hawthorne' rose Description
'Nigel Hawthorne' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: HARquibbler
Exhibition name: Nigel Hawthorne
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1976).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1989 as 'Nigel Hawthorne'.
Class:
Hybrid Hulthemia persica, Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink, scarlet center.  Mild, spice fragrance.  5 petals.  Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Drought resistant.  produces decorative hips.  
Notes:
Actor Nigel Hawthorne was born 5 April 1929.


[ASSOCIATED PRESS, LONDON, December 26, 2001]
"Sir Nigel Hawthorne, 72, a versatile actor known around the world as the schmeing civil servant Sir Humphrey in the British television series Yes, Minister, died [December 26th] of a heart attack at his home in Hertfordshire, north of London... Mr. Hawthorne had undergone chemotherapy for cancer recently. He was nominated for a best-actor Oscar for his title role in the 1994 film The Madness of King George, and he won a Tony Award for his depiction of writer C.S. Lewis in the play Shadowlands on Broadway in 1991. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999... He is survived by his longtime companion, Trevor Bentham.
"His fans will miss him very much."
The rose forms some small green hips.

 
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