'Fighting Temeraire ®' rose Description
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Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Apricot, yellow center, ages to light apricot . Moderate, citrus, fruity fragrance. up to 10 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Very large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm). Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Can be trained as a climber.
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The battleship "Temeraire" played an important role at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after which she was known as "Fighting Temeraire". The ship was broken up in 1838. Joseph W. M. Turner painted "The Fighting Temeraire" in 1839 on its way to be broken up.