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'Thomas Affleck' rose Description
'Thomas Affleck' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beverly Sloan
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: Thomas Affleck
Exhibition name: Thomas Affleck
Origin:
Bred by Mike Shoup (United States, before 1996).
Introduced in United States by Antique Rose Emporium (Brenham, Texas) in 1996 as 'Thomas Affleck'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Breeder's notes:
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.
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