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'Royal Highness' rose Description
'Royal Highness' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Desert Paradise
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
48 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Royal Highness
Exhibition name: Royal Highness
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1962).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1962 as 'Royal Highness'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1964 as 'Royal Highness'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong, tea fragrance.  40 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 5.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 42" to 5' (105 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for 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 2,032  on  7 Mar 1961   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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