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'Flower Girl ™' rose Description
'Flower Girl ™ (shrub, Fryer, 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kelley Macdonald
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: FRYyeoman
Exhibition name: Flower Girl ™
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2000 as 'Flower Girl'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Mild, apple, tea fragrance.  10 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, bushy, spreading, thornless (or almost).  Medium, matte, light green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 13,268  on  26 Nov 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/736,894  on  12 Dec 2000
Shrub rose plant named ' FRYyeoman'
Gareth Fryer, Knutsford Cheshire, Great Britian
... A new variety of Shrub rose suitable for garden decoration, having large clusters of flowers of pastel pink coloration... Parentage: Amruda x HOLfairy... about 10 to about 15 petals... medium small flowers (about 4.4 to about 5 cms. in diameter) of pastel pink... Outdoors, the plant blooms very abundantly and nearly continuously during the growing season. The flowers have a very slight tea fragrance... On the spent bloom, the petals drop off cleanly... [cut flowers]: generally last about three to four or more days... Hips have not been noted on this variety when grown in Upland, California...
Notes:
In Southern California, this Shrub Rose repeats very well if deadheaded.
It appears to be immune to mildew, rust, cercospora, anthracnose and downy mildew.
It even has a nice vase life, if cut fairly tight.
A terrific rose!

Jeri Jennings