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'Armada ®' rose Description
'Armada ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
40 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: HARuseful
Exhibition name: Armada ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1988).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'Armada'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink, ages to lighter .  Mild fragrance.  17 petals.  Semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Spreading.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Produces decorative hips.  
Notes:
Apuldram's Roses say this rose has large clusters of semi-double clear rose pink flowers which give way to handsome hips in the autumn... it was named to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada...
Wayside Gardens says Armada is widely grown in Europe. It has large clusters of rich rose pink, semidouble flowers that hold their color well even in hot, humid conditions... the foliage is extremely disease resistant...
Sets hips
 
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