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"Maggie" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Organic Roses-Honeybee Garden
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Medium red Bourbon, Hybrid Tea.
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (1829-1910) (Austria-Hungary (former), 1900).
Found Rose, Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson and purple. [Red.]. [Carmine-red.]  Mild to strong, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Thornless (or almost), upright.  
Height of 4' to 4' 11" (120 to 150 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Heat tolerant.  
Mike Lowe gives this rose a date of 1900 and classes it as a China...
Ida Sharp at Rose Hill Garden describes "Maggie" as having: three to four inch super fragrant crimson blooms on a vigorous... it may possibly be the Bourbon 'Eugene E. Marlitt'...
Additional data received from Erich Unmuth of Vienna Austria. from the Rosenlexikon compiled by Augst Jäger 1936. This describes this as a HT.

See also 'Zi Yan Fei Wu' comments.

The foundlings were said to be growing well before 1900. Refer 2013 reference.

E. Marlitt was the pen name of German novelist Eugenie John (1825-1887)
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