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'Alice Amos' rose Description
'Alice Amos' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Alice Amos
Origin:
Bred by Jan Spek Nurseries (Netherlands, 1922).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1924 as 'Alice Amos'.
Class:
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Pink, white center.  Cherry pink or rosy cerise with white centre.  Mild fragrance.  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders.  Hardy.  vigorous.  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:
The white stamens of both 'Alice Amos' and 'American Pillar' both have the habit of curling over into a center ball as they age.
 
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