"Maggie" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
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Found Rose, Bourbon, China / Bengale, Miscellaneous OGR.
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.
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).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge. Heat tolerant.
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'.