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'Poetry in Motion' rose Description
'Gift of Life (hybrid tea, Harkness 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mark Vollmer's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
38 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARelan
Exhibition name: Gift of Life
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1996).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1997 as 'Poetry in Motion'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Large, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 40" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for 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..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
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