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'Astrid Lindgren' rose Description
'Astrid Lindgren' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Origin:
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'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Raspberry fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
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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Notes:
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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