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'Charles Dickens' rose Description
'Charles Dickens (floribunda, McGredy, 1970)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Charles Dickens
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1967).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Rosy salmon with darker reverse. Pale vermilion, aging to salmon pink..  Mild fragrance.  16 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact, upright.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  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.  
Notes:
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. He died at Gad's Hill on June 7, 1870.
 
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