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'Constance Spry ®' rose Description
'Constance Spry ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Enrique Munoz Ramirez
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: Constance Spry ®
Exhibition name: Constance Spry ®
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1961).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Sunningdale Nursery in 1960 as 'Constance Spry'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Light pink to rose-pink, rose-pink center.  Mild, myrrh fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 4' 11" to 9' 10" (150 to 300 cm).  Width of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be trained as a climber.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Their results can be found at: http://www.nsac.ns.ca/nsac/ps/annual96/mapple.htm. Constance Spry was found to be winter hardy.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.
 
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