'Annie Davidson' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: JalannieExhibition name:
Pink blend, lilac outer petals, mauve undertones. Colour can be much darker at petals edge in some climates. Moderate, damask fragrance. Average diameter 4". Medium-large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, rounded buds.
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 3' to 40" (90 to 100 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. prefers cool sites.. prefers dry climates. prefers full sun. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, mildew resistant. 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.
Annie is a personal friend of mine, and I hope this rose brings her smile after smile. In her words......"This rose was created to commemorate a series of perfect happenings - marriage to a wonderful guy, single lung transplantation in 1997, a milestone birthday, AND to consummate my love of roses, this beautiful pink/mauve speciman makes her debut in the Spring of 2010. Many thanks to our good friend Mardy Duncan for planting the idea and for my husband Peter who ran with it. I, and I hope many others, will enjoy "Annie Davidson" blooms forever. "