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'Sweet Afton' rose Description
'Sweet Afton (hybrid tea, Armstrong & Swim, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of aprille
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sweet Afton
Exhibition name: Sweet Afton
Origin:
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'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White, light pink reverse.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, spreading.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,654  on  5 Jul 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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