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'Champion of the World' rose Description
'Champion of the World' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jeri & Clay Jennings' Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Bourbon.
Registration name: Champion of the World
Origin:
Bred by William A. Burgess (United States, 1885). Bred by George W. Woodhouse (United States, 1891).
Class:
Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, yellow stamens.  Opinions vary fragrance.  35 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Glossy foliage.  
Height of 39" to 6' 7" (100 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Cut back one-half every year..  
Notes:
Possibly two different roses by two breeders and not synonyms.
Mr. Degraw was the president of the Brooklyn Horticultural Society.
 
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