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'Peacekeeper' rose Description
'Peacekeeper' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
34 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARbella
Exhibition name: Peacekeeper
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1994).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1995 as 'Peacekeeper'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange.  Apicot orange.  Mild, spice fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 31" (80 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1997/098  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 1525  on  16 Dec 1996
Application No: 19950507  on  3 Aug 1995
Holder: Harkness New Roses Ltd. Denomination approved: HARBELLA.
Expiry of protection on 31/12/2021.
Notes:
Harkness Roses describe the color of the blooms as orange with shades to yellow. (In the photograph of 'Peacekeeper' in their catalog, the outer edges of the petals appear to be pink.)


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