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'Many Happy Returns' rose Description
'Many Happy Returns' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: HARwanted
Exhibition name: Prima
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1986).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1991 as 'Many Happy Returns'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Blush, white .  Strong, fruity fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 28" to 3' (70 to 90 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1993/075  on  1993   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Sets hips