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'Warrawee' rose Description
'Warrawee' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Petals and Buds Gardens
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Warrawee
Origin:
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (Australia, before 1927).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1935 as 'Warrawee'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Cants of Colchester Ltd. in 1935 as 'Warrawee'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1935 as 'Warrawee'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 140  on  17 Sep 1935   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Parentage is that reported in the patent and Australian Rose Annual 1932 and 1934.
The parentage was often reversed and hints of 'Ophelia' blood occur in the references.

'Warrawee' was named after the suburb in which the breeder lived.