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Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Apricot, cream shading, lighter reverse. Strong fragrance. 55 to 70 petals. Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, thornless (or almost). Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Internal breeder code: No. 22 B/89. Participated in the 1996 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Jude the Obscure is one of the new varieties being added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.
"Jude the Obscure", novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1895.