'Shafter' rose Description
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Climber, Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber.
Crimson, light yellow stamens. Mild fragrance. 15 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Climbing, thornless (or almost).
Height of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm). Width of 8' (245 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Prune after flowering is finished.
The name for this rose was announced at the meeting of the American Rose Society held in the Bloomfield Gardens on 4 June 1919. Dr. Robert Huey died on 12 March 1928.
'Dr. Huey' does well in alkaline soil.