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'Prairie Peace' rose Description
'Prairie Peace' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Northern Hybrid Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
Origin:
Bred by Robert Mackay Erskine (Canada, circa 1975).
Class:
Hybrid Spinosissima, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Yellow and salmon-pink, light pink blending.  Strong fragrance.  25 petals.  Semi-double to double, cupped bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Height of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  
Breeder's notes:
Erskine wrote to Percy Wright:

June 23. A rose seedling (Beauty of Leafland x Hazledean) has 3 beautiful pink and yellow double flowers open today. It is about the color of the Peace rose so I may call it "Prairie Peace".

Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Chromosome count courtesy of David Zlesak: tetraploid.
 
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