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'Harbinger' rose Description
'Harbinger (climber, Clark, 1923)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Gigantea.
Registration name: Harbinger
Exhibition name: Harbinger
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, before 1923).
Introduced in Australia by E. & W. Hackett Ltd. in 1923 as 'Harbinger'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Gigantea, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Mild fragrance.  Large, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Notes:
Harbinger was a first-generation Gigantea hybrid.

There are some doubts about the veracity of the plant in commerce. Refer 1999 and 2003 references.
 
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