'Gene Boerner' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
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Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Gene Boerner
Pink. Mild fragrance. 35 petals. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or hedge. Heat tolerant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
This rose was named for Gene ("Papa Floribunda") Boerner, Director of Research at Jackson & Perkins, and released after his death (5 September 1966).