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'Rosa Belmonte' rose Description
'Rosa Belmonte' rose photo
Photo courtesy of orsola
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 2007).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 2007 as 'Rosa Belmonte'.
Introduced in Australia by Knight's Roses in 2017 as 'Butterfly Kisses'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Pale pink.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  
Height of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape.  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.  
Notes:
Per Wikipedia: ('Dr Darley' (f) (Red Planet x (Carina x Pascali)) x ('Pretty Lady' (m) (seedling x (r. davidii elongata x seedling)) x ((Troika x Alpine Sunset) x
Freedom) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_'Belmonte'
 
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