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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Grey Pearl
Exhibition name: Grey Pearl
Bred by Samuel Davidson McGredy III (United Kingdom, before 1934).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Northern Ireland) in 1945 as 'Grey Pearl'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1945 as 'Grey Pearl'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  43 petals.  Double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 680  on  16 Apr 1946   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Johnston, Walter I., Portadown, Ieland, assignor to Jackson & Perkins Company, Newark, N.Y. Rose plant. 680; Apr. 16.
'Grey Pearl' assigned to Sam McGredy III as he bred several roses using 'Mrs Charles Lamplough'