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'Dainty Bess' rose Description
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
81 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dainty Bess
Exhibition name: Dainty Bess
Origin:
Bred by Wm. E.B. Archer & Daughter (United Kingdom, 1925).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1927 as 'Dainty Bess'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, salmon-pink shading.  Reddish yellow stamens.  Mild, spice fragrance.  5 to 6 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
 
 
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