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'Raven ™' rose Description
'Raven ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, before 1992).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Fryer's Roses/Fryer's Nurseries Ltd. in 1992 as 'Dusky Dancer'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1998 as 'Dusky Dancer'.
Class:
Floribunda, Mini-Flora, Shrub.  Shrublet ™.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 18" to 4' 11" (45 to 150 cm).  Width of 1' to 15" (30 to 40 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or shrub.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  12 Oct 1994
Application No: 1994/201  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,211  on  25 Jul 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/185,707  on  24 Jan 1994
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Dusky Dancer') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.


Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven was published in New York 29 January 1845.