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'Escapade' rose Description
'Escapade (Floribunda, Harkness, 1962)' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARpade
Exhibition name: Escapade
Bred by Jack L. Harkness (United Kingdom, 1962).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1967 as 'Escapade'.
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  12 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 32" to 4' (80 to 120 cm).  Width of 28" to 42" (70 to 105 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.
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