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'Conrad Ferdinand Meyer' rose Description
'Conrad Ferdinand Meyer' rose photo
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Availability:
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Franz Hermann Müller (Germany, 1893).
Introduced in Switzerland by Otto Froebel in 1899 as 'Conrad Ferdinand Meyer'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Conrad F. Meyer'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light pink, silver(y) shading.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very large, very double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, climbing.  Leathery foliage.  
Height of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).  Width of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Different parentages have been reported, including reversal of seed and pollen parents. See References
 
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