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'Blairii No. 1' rose Description
'Blairii No. 1' rose photo
Photo courtesy of orsola
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid China.
Registration name: Blairii No. 1
Origin:
Bred by Blair (United Kingdom, 1830).
Class:
Bourbon, Cl., Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Blush, red shading, yellow undertones.  Strong fragrance.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Large foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" to 11½' (200 to 350 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Blairii No. 1 in commerce and gardens seems mislabeled. Willam Paul describes it as semi-double.
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Brent Dickerson reports on 3/30/07...
" 'Blairii No. 1' usually gets tagged to 1845 or 1844; but the *Floricultural Cabinet* is talking about it in 1837, and lo and behold [Thomas] Rivers [1837 catalog] offers it (construing his 'Blairii' as 'Blairii No. 1') in 1837. Consequently, we can attribute and date it as "Blair, -1837" (or even "Blair/Rivers, -1837" should anyone want to live on the edge)".
 
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