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'Dusky Maiden' rose Description
'Dusky Maiden (Floribunda, Grice, 1947)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Phillip Oliver
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: Dusky Maiden
Origin:
Bred by Edward Burton Le Grice (1902-1977) (United Kingdom, 1945).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1951 as 'Dusky Maiden'.
Class:
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Crimson - scarlet, yellow stamens.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,210  on  8 Jan 1963   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Parentage shown in patent application:
Seed Parent: Else Poulsen
Pollen Parent: Daily Mail Scented Rose x Etoile de Hollande
Notes:
The parentage widely cited in References has the seed and pollen parents reversed from those shown in the U.S. Patent Application, which is the parentage shown here.