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'Stanwell Perpetual' rose Description
'Stanwell Perpetual (Spinossissima, Lee before 1834)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Aurelija
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
148 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
Origin:
Bred by C. Brown (United Kingdom). Bred by Lee (UK) (United Kingdom, before 1834).
Class:
Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Spinosissima.  
Bloom:
White, light pink shading.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 45 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, flat bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Mrs. Gore states it as a chance seedling from the garden of a Mrs. Lee in Stanwell. The firm of Lee in Hammersmith, had also nursery grounds in Stanwell, Middlesex. Finally, John Peacock and his sons operated a nursery in Stanwell Lodge, Bonington Road, Leith, Edinburgh.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Stanwell Perpetual for northern Sweden.


It is unique in its class because it is repeat-flowering. Buist classes it under Perpetuals (Portlands).

 
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