'Courier' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Giardino di Piedimonte-rita oliva
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Pink blend Hybrid Gigantea.
Registration name: Courier
Exhibition name: Courier
Pink, white undertones. up to 26 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, very double, cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of up to 19' 8" (up to 600 cm). Width of up to 13' 1" (up to 400 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
The description "flowers in clusters" has been used with this rose.
A 1943 picture from Alister Clark's garden seems to be flowering singly, but it is indistinct.
The quoted pollen parent, 'Archiduc Joseph', needs substantiation.