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'Gypsy Lass' rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Gipsy Lass
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson III (1893-1975) (United Kingdom, 1931).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1933 as 'Gipsy Lass'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Scarlet - crimson.  With blackish shadings. Short petalled. No centre. Very lasting [Blackish shadings. Flower “blues” slightly with age. Imbricated petals. Petals reverse down stem when bloom ages. Clusters of up to 4. Pedicel glandular].  Strong, damask, sweet fragrance.  66 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), flat, globular, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, bushy, upright, well-branched.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Parentage:
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Blooms short-petalled, rather flat, globular.
Foliage weak, hard, leathery.
Long erect, weak, willowy stems, sometimes arching.

Season: late. Most photos have been taken in December and January (mid to late summer in Western Australia)
Prickles: No thorns on flowering laterals. Large thorns on old wood.
Canes: New growth color reddish brown. Mature cane surface Green. Old Canes: Grey.
An identification characteristic of this rose is its very thin stems.
 
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