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'Eternal Youth' rose Description
'Eterna Giovinezza (hybrid tea, Aicardi 1937)' rose photo
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Eternal Youth
Bred by Domenico Aicardi (1878-1964) (Italy, 1937).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1940 as 'Eterna Giovinezza'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink, salmon-orange shading.  Strong fragrance.  50 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  

Height: up to 5'11" (up to 180cm).  Width: up to 32" (up to 80cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 332  on  20 Jun 1939   VIEW USPTO PATENT
According to Rose Barni, this is one of the most widely grown of the varities of Aicardi, famous Italian breeder of the 30s.