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"Maggie" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of sherryocala
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
132 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Bourbon, Hybrid Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (Austria-Hungary (former), 1900).
Class:
Found Rose, Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), upright.  
Height of 4' to 4' 11" (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Heat tolerant.  
Parentage:
Notes:
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.

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