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'Countess of Wessex' rose Description
'Countess of Wessex' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: Beacream
Exhibition name: Countess of Wessex
Origin:
Bred by Amanda Beales (United Kingdom, before 2004).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Peter Beales Roses in 2004 as 'Countess of Wessex'.
Introduced in Australia by Roses and Friends in 2008 as 'Countess of Wessex'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Creamy yellow buds opening tto off-white.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  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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