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'Apricot Bells' rose Description
'Apricot Bells' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Berlanski-Sharmankin (Old Lavr)
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: LENtrichin
Origin:
Bred by Louis Lens (1924-2001) (Belgium, before 1996).
Introduced in Belgium by Louis Lens N.V./Pépinières Louis Lens SA in 1999 as 'Apricot Bells'.
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Cream, pink shading, apricot shading, ages to pink .  Buds apricot; flowers creamy apricot to pink and darker pink.  Strong fragrance.  12 to 16 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden or landscape.  
Notes:
Louis Lens says the blooms change from apricot to cream. It inherited its changeable color from 'Mutabilis'.
Participated in the 1996 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
 
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