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'MANgrace' rose Description
'Grace Sharington' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Mini-Flora.
Registration name: MANgrace
Exhibition name: Grace Sharington
Origin:
Bred by George Mander (Canada).
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  20 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  Width of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  prefers full sun.  requires full sun for best color.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove spent blooms only.  
Breeder's notes:
Formally my test rose under 'MAN 6/01'
April 27th 2007, IRAR Registration Application submitted and excepted.

PLEASE NOTE : "That this rose will be available for sale @ Hortico in the fall of 2008."
More information and photos to come in 2008.
Notes:
"This is a custom named rose."

George
I love the Grace Sharington rose. It has turned out to be one of my favorites !
post by anonymous
 
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