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'Compassionate Friend' rose Description
'Compassionate Friend (floribunda, Harkness, 1993)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARzodiac
Exhibition name: Compassionate Friend
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1993).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1994 as 'The Compassionate Friends'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Fruity, spice fragrance.  24 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' (60 cm).  Width of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Notes:
Harkness Roses says 'The Compassionate Friends' has satin pink flowers that open to be large cupped blooms with wavy edged petals. They emit a spicy perfume...
 
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