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'Puzzlement' rose Description
'Puzzlement' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
Availability:
Breeding stock only
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Kim L. Rupert (United States, 2011).
Class:
Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  None to mild fragrance.  4 to 7 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bristly .  Medium, matte, blue-green, blue highlights , fragrant foliage.  7 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
Can be used for specimen.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
Only two self set seed from my dying Stellata mirifica germinated. One is traditional appearing for the type, and this one, which has great vigor and appears very much as if the "bees" helped by supplying R. Fedtschenkoana pollen. The foliage, prickles, plant coloring are all reminiscent of Fedtschenkoana. The seedling germinated in 2012 and flowered for the first time in late August, 2013. There is a slight evergreen scent to the new growth tips.
 
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