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'Lady Edgeworth David' rose Description
'Lady Edgeworth David' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eric Timewell
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HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lady Edgeworth David
Exhibition name: Lady Edgeworth David
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (1881-1956) (Australia, 1939).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1939 as 'Lady Edgeworth David'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink, light pink shading.  Malmaison rose, shaded with dawn pink. Long stem..  Moderate fragrance.  Large, very full (41+ petals), open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Upright.  Glossy foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Lady Edgeworth David was the widow of a distinguished explorer and academic. She was also a distinguished social campaigner and State Commissioner of Girl Guides. She and her daughter Molly were family friends of the Fitzhardinges. See Comment from Eric Timewell for more
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