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'Prudence' rose Description
'Prudence (Cl. HT, Fitzhardinge 1938)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eric Timewell
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HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (1881-1956) (Australia, 1938).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1938 as 'Prudence'.
Hybrid Tea, Cl..  
Pink.  Neyron rose pink.  Strong fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, compact.  
Height of 10' (305 cm).  
A 1938 reference cites this rose as being fully double and of a Neyron rose pink colour.
Modern references quote it as being semi-double and salmon pink.

From Eric Timewell: 'Prudence' was obviously named for Mrs Fitzhardinge's second daughter, Olive Prudence, later Mrs Bryant. As Prudence Bryant she later wrote an illuminating account of her mother's rose breeding, Journal of Heritage Roses in Australia, 1980 Vol 2, No. 4, p.2.
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