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'Chuckles' rose Description
'Chuckles' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ailsa C. Ek
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Chuckles
Exhibition name: Chuckles
Origin:
Bred by Roy E. Shepherd (United States, 1958).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, white center.  Mild to strong fragrance.  11 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Very large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  shade tolerant.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,608   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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