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'Madame Caroline Testout' rose Description
'Caroline Testout' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
61 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Madame Caroline Testout
Exhibition name: Madame Caroline Testout
Origin:
Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, 1890).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Madame Caroline Testout'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink, darker center, silver(y) outer petals.  None to mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Large foliage.  
Height of 31" to 47" (80 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
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