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'Dr. Van Fleet' rose Description
'Dr. W. Van Fleet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Wilber
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
65 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, 1910).
Introduced in United States by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1910 as 'Dr. W. Van Fleet'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Light pink, lighter edges, ages to lighter .  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, open bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Glossy, bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 15' to 20' (455 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5a and warmer.  Very vigorous.  drought resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
mlippincott1 writes: We have 'Dr. Van Fleet' in our yard. We have enjoyed this sweet smelling rose for 24 years. This rose blooms every year around our anniversary which is June 6. This year was very special to us since we celebrated our 25th anniversary. The previous owner of our home claims it was planted before 1926. This rose is very hardy. We live in in northeastern Ohio. The winters can be very severe with temperatures dropping below zero. We have had very little problem with pests or disease.

 
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