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'Madame Butterfly' rose Description
'Madame Butterfly' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Madame Butterfly
Exhibition name: Madame Butterfly
Origin:
Discovered by E. Gurney Hill Co. (United States, 1918).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1921 as 'Madame Butterfly'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Apricot - pink, deep yellow shading, copper center.  Moderate, honey fragrance.  28 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' to 4¼' (60 to 130 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6a 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
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