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'Nancy Steen' rose Description
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Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Nancy Steen
Bred by George C. Sherwood (New Zealand, 1975).
Introduced by Unknown (New Zealand) in 1976 as 'Nancy Steen'.
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Blush, cream center.  Pink. Hints of salmon.  Moderate fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, rosette bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Glossy, bronze-green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 30" to 5' (75 to 150cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  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.  
New Zealand - Patent No: 33  on  15 Jun 1979
Application  on  13 Jun 1976
The breeder's Reference for this rose is 72/407/608. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Nancy Steen'. This PVR Grant was surrendered June 15, 1981.
The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 describes the color of the blooms of this rose as blush pink with salmon overtones...
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