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"Maggie" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
165 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Misc. Old Garden Rose.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Chinese Breeder(s) (China).
Class:
Found Rose, Bourbon, China / Bengale, Miscellaneous OGR.  
Bloom:
Crimson and purple. [Red.]. [Carmine-red.]. [Carmine-pink.]  Mild to strong, strong, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, large, semi-double to double, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 4' 11" (120 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Heat tolerant.  
Parentage:
Notes:
Slow growing. Long canes, short flowering stems.

[Dr. Yuki Mikanagi reports that Zi Yan Fei Wu is a very old Chinese cultivar, and little else is known about it.
Zi Yan Fe Wu]

Refer also to the 1902 rose 'Julius Fabianics de Misefa' and the 1910 rose 'Madame Eugene Marlitt'.
 
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