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'Penelope' rose Description
'Penelope (Hybrid Musk, Pemberton, 1924)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
77 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Musk.
Origin:
Bred by Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton (United Kingdom, 1924).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1925 as 'Penelope'.
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Seashell-pink, yellow shading.  Strong fragrance.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, semi-double to double, in large clusters, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 40" to 8' (100 to 245 cm).  Width of 40" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Drought resistant.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Notes:
Meg Peterson says this rose will do well in a partially shaded location.
Orange hips.
 
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