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'BCG2' rose Description
'BCG2' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Harris, Peter G.
Availability:
Breeding stock only
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Peter G. Harris (United States, 2000).
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  25 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Tall, arching.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 8' to 12' (245 to 365 cm).  Width of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Prune dead wood.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Breeder's notes:
This is a very old-fashioned looking rose, with long arching canes that bloom in clusters of 3-7 at the axils. It blooms prolifically in mid-spring. It is hardy in the Edmonton, Alberta area, and so are its seedlings. Some of its self-pollinated seedlings repeat their bloom throughout the season. In wet weather it does get some blackspot but tolerates it well. It forms many decorative dark orange, vase-shaped hips. The buds may open only partially in rainy weather.
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