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'Sweet Afton' rose Description
'Sweet Afton (hybrid tea, Armstrong & Swim, 1964)' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sweet Afton
Exhibition name: Sweet Afton
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, 1964). Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1964).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses as 'Sweet Afton'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1966 as 'Sweet Afton'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White, light pink reverse.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, spreading.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 6b 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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,654  on  5 Jul 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT