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'Basye's Blueberry' rose Description
'Basye's Blueberry' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Robert E. Basye (United States, 1982).
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Hardy.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Parentage comes from Kim Rupert who writes: The breeding is 'Commander Gillette' x [('Commander Gillette' x (R. virginiana alba x 'Betty Morse')]. The rose is fragrant, deciduous, thornless and very fertile. The parentage I obtained from Dr. Byrne at Texas A&M, who took over Dr. Basye's position.
 
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