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'Howard Florey' rose Description
'Howard Florey' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lyn's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
TOMflo
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: TOMflo
Exhibition name: Howard Florey
Origin:
Bred by George L. Thomson (Australia, before 1997).
Introduced in Australia by Ross Roses in 1999 as 'Howard Florey'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong, clove, lemon fragrance.  15 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 42" to 4½' (105 to 135 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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1998/199  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Ross Roses say that in Australia, 'Howard Florey' is a charity rose sold to raise funds for medical research. Howard Florey, a distinguished South Australian, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine in 1945 for his development of lifesaving Penicillin.