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'Violet Carson' rose Description
'Violet Carson' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MACio
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Violet Carson
Exhibition name: Violet Carson
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1963).
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) as 'Violet Carson'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Soft salmon wth soft lemon reverse.  Mild to strong fragrance.  up to 35 petals.  Small to medium, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, thornless (or almost), upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Rain tolerant.  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:
'Violet Carson' has reddish purple new foliage
 
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