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'Margaret Isobel Hayes' rose Description
'Violetta (floribunda, Harkness, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of MD
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARquantum
Exhibition name: International Herald Tribune
Bred by Harkness & Co. (United Kingdom, before 1984).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1984 as 'International Herald Tribune'.
Introduced in Australia by Knight's Roses in 2016 as 'Little Wishes'.
Floribunda, Patio, Polyantha, Shrub.  
Violet - purple. [Violet, purple edges.]  Mild, moderate fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters, cupped, cupped-to-flat, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, mounded.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: 15" to 4½' (40 to 135cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  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.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Violetta has large semi-double blooms of violet edged purple...
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