'Shafter' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
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Climber, Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber.
Crimson, light yellow stamens. Mild fragrance. 15 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Medium buds.
Climbing, thornless (or almost).
Height: 10' to 12' (305 to 365cm). Width: 8' (245cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
The name for this rose was announced at the meeting of the American Rose Society held in the Bloomfield Gardens on 4 June 1919. Dr. Robert Huey died on 12 March 1928.
'Dr. Huey' does well in alkaline soil.