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most recent 24 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 OCT 12 by nsdjohn
According to Jim Delahanty in his wonderful catalog of descriptions for the Ventura County Rose Society:
"This odd rose comes with very little information except that it was hybridized by Bill Hillman, a late exhibitor and judge in the Pacific Southwest District, who never registered it. The parentage includes Orangeade, but is otherwise unknown. The rose blooms singly or in small clusters in a semi-double form with petals of vermillion with a center of yellow. With age the petals take on a smudged look as if eyeliner had been brushed on the edges with a careless finger. There is no scent and the foliage is a mid-green in leaflets of seven oblate and faintly serrated edges. The bush grows to about three feet by two feet. The main flaw in the plant is a thorough susceptibiity to powdery mildew in spring. Occasionally petals freeze into an upright cupped form. There are very prominent stipules suggesting a multiflora heritage and the prickles are tan and red but not overly acute."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
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