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'America's Choice' rose Description
'Hans Christian Andersen' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sue The Rose Lover's Garden (Roselvr)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
59 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: POUlander
Exhibition name: H.C. Andersen
Origin:
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1986). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1986).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'H.C. Andersen'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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: 1990/131  on  12 Dec 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: POUlander. Applicant: Poulsen Roser ApS.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 6,265  on  30 Aug 1988   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/907,377  on  15 Sep 1986
Notes:
Author Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805. The International Reading Association in Newark, Delaware, has designated the day as International Children's Book Day.
Rose Barni says this rather dark red rose blooms in clusters of up to twenty flowers...