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'Agnes' rose Description
'Agnes (rugosa, Saunders, about 1900)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Agnes
Origin:
Bred by Dr. William Saunders (Canada, circa 1900).
Introduced by Agriculture Canada Ottawa in 1922 as 'Agnes'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, amber center.  Mild, raspberry fragrance.  40 to 85 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, prickly receptor bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium, glossy, light green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' 2" (120 to 250 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a through 8b.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to rust .  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Ploidy:
References vary
Notes:
The first known Canadian Hybrid

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Agnes for northern Sweden.

This rose is probably triploid. See References.
 
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