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'Astrid Lindgren' rose Description
'Astrid Lindgren' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Medium pink Shrub.
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1991). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1991).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'Astrid Lindgren'.
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Light pink.  Raspberry fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Produces decorative hips.  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.  
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Writer Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson 14 November 1907 in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland. Lindgren wrote Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) as a birthday present for her daughter in 1944.
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