'Howard Florey' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.Registration name: TOMfloExhibition name:
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.
Height of 42" to 4½' (105 to 135 cm).
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.
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.