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'Crimson Shower' rose Description
'Crimson Showers' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Crimson Shower
Origin:
Bred by Albert Norman (United Kingdom, 1951).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1951 as 'Crimson Shower'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Mild, honey fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Semi-double (9-16 petals), rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 6' 7" to 15' (200 to 455 cm).  Width of 7' to 8' (215 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Mentioned in the American Rose Annual 1952 as one of the New Roses of the World.
 
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