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'Lady Reading' rose Description
'Lady Reading' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Polyantha.
Registration name: Lady Reading
Exhibition name: Lady Reading
Origin:
Discovered by Van Kleef & Co. (Netherlands, before 1921).
Introduced in France by Eugene Turbat & Co. in 1921 as 'Lady Reading'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Red.  Small, semi-double to double, in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Dark green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Notes:
Sangerhausen states breeder as Van Herk.
Alice Edith Cohen (ca. 1866 - January 30, 1930), married Rufus Isaacs on December 8, 1887. She became Baroness Reading on his ennoblement in 1914 and finally Marchionness of Reading in 1926.
 
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