'Grace Kelly' rose Description
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Cream, pink edges. Mild, fruity fragrance. 35 to 45 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, wide oval buds.
Short, bushy, upright. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 28" to 3' (70 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
United States - Patent No: PP 5,067 on 12 Jul 1983 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/324,255 on 23 Nov 1981
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.