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'Perception ®' rose Description
'Perception ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
65 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARzippee
Exhibition name: LeAnn Rimes
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1998).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1997 as 'Perception'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend, pink edges, white reverse.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 47" to 7' (120 to 215 cm).  Width of 32" (80 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Notes:
In the UK, this rose is known as 'Perception' and honors the Royal National Institute for the Blind. In America, this rose is named for a popular country music star, LeAnn Rimes.
 
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