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"Bengal Fire" rose Description
'Miss Lowe's Variety' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Deborah Petersen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: Miss Lowe's Variety
Exhibition name: Miss Lowe's Variety
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1887).
Class:
China / Bengale, Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Opens pink or light crimson, deepens to crimson..  None to mild fragrance.  5 to 6 petals.  Large, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for hedge, landscape or shrub.  Prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
"Bengal Fire" is probably the same as 'Miss Lowe's Variety,' according to Vintage Gardens.
 
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