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'Dakota's Song' rose Description
'Dakota's Song' rose photo
Photo courtesy of R. Sauder, A Rideau Valley Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: Daksong
Exhibition name: Dakota's Song
Origin:
Bred by Robert L. Smith (United States, 2005).
Introduced in United States by Sam Kedem Nursery & Garden in 2005 as 'Dakota's Song'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, pink shading, yellow highlights.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very double, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, mounded, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very hardy.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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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