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'GSHAG' rose Description
'GSHAG (Peter Harris)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Peter Harris' Roses
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Registration name: GSHAG
Bred by Peter G. Harris (United States).
Strong, musk fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  
Breeder's notes:
The objective of this cross was to combine the disease resistance and cold hardiness of 'Agnes' with the color and repeat blooming of 'Golden Showers'. GSHAG was fertile and repeat-blooming despite its poor qualities: terrible susceptibility to both black spot and mildew. But it had another poor quality: tenderness. It died during a mild winter in Lubbock, Texas;

You never know what you'll get. Some would have said the cross was impossible, but it's evident that some triploids throw pollen which is fertile with tetraploids.
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