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'Bishop Darlington' rose Description
'Bishop Darlington' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: Bishop Darlington
Exhibition name: Bishop Darlington
Origin:
Bred by Captain George C. Thomas (United States, 1926).
Introduced in United States by Henry A. Dreer Archive in 1928 as 'Bishop Darlington'.
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1928 as 'Bishop Darlington'.
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Cream, light pink shading, yellow center, light yellow undertones.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  16 to 18 petals.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, climbing.  Bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  
Notes:
From the Internet: I have grown 'Bishop Darlington in Zone 5, Pittsburgh, PA, for the last 20 years with a height of six feet and never had it freeze out any more than any of my other roses. It's a very pretty, informal rose and healthy bush.
 
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