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'Escapade' rose Description
'Escapade (Floribunda, Harkness, 1967)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
55 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARpade
Exhibition name: Escapade
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1967).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'Escapade'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  12 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 32" to 4' (80 to 120 cm).  Width of 28" to 42" (70 to 105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.
 
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