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'Captain Christy' rose Description
'Captain Christy (hybrid tea, Lacharme, 1873)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Captain Christy
Bred by Fran├žois Lacharme (France, 1873).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Captain Christy'.
Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink, pink center.  Mild, tea fragrance.  40 petals.  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Dense, thornless (or almost), upright.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  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.  
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