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'Arethusa' rose Description
'Arethusa (china, Paul, 1903)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of alex.m.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend.
Exhibition name: Arethusa
Origin:
Bred by William Paul (United Kingdom, before 1903).
Introduced in United Kingdom by William Paul & Son in 1903 as 'Arethusa'.
Class:
China / Bengale.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Deep apricot or orange buds, opening pale buff pink, fading lighter. Petals reflex along their sides.  Mild fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" (100 cm).  Width of 39" (100 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Arethusa was the Greek goddess of fountains.
 
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