'Thomas Affleck' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beverly Sloan
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Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: Thomas Affleck
Exhibition name: Thomas Affleck
Deep pink. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost). Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for garden, hedge, landscape or shrub. 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.
The Antique Rose Emporium says this rose was bred at their nursery and named in honor of a notable 19th century nurseryman whose nursery was just a few miles away. This rose is thornless.