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'Susan Louise' rose Description
'Susan Louise' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rozanna Tamplin's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Tea.
Registration name: Susan Louise
Origin:
Bred by Charles E. Adams (United States, 1929).
Class:
Hybrid Gigantea, Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, darker reverse, ages to lighter .  Mild fragrance.  15 to 16 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing, spreading, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 15' (455 cm).  Width of 5' to 20' (150 to 610 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape or shrub.  Very vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Notes:
Note: Susan Louise was reclassified as a Tea (from Shrub) in MR 12.
Susan Louise can be grown as very large shrub that does not require Support.
 
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