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'Grandma's Blues' rose Description
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Deep pink Shrub.
Exhibition name: Grandma's Blessing
Bred by Peter Ping Lim :林 彬 (United States, 1991). Bred by Jerry F. Twomey (United States, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2005.
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.   (Series: Garden Art ® Collection)  
Pink, ages to lighter .  Mild, apple fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, reflexed, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Short.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 20" (50cm).  Width: up to 16" (up to 40cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden, hedge or landscape.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 16,993  on  15 Aug 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/022,757  on  28 Dec 2004
Inventors: Lim; Peter P. (Yamhill, OR), Twomey; Jerry (Leucadia, CA)
Assignee: Bailey Nurseries, Inc. (St. Paul, MN)
The new variety of Rosa hybrida landscape shrub rose plant was created at Yamhill, Oreg., U.S.A., during 1991 by artificial pollination....The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was an unnamed and unreleased hybrid shrub rose plant from our breeding program designated 3901D (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was `KORbin` variety (non-patented in the United States). Initially the new plant was designated 91H1
Named after Margaret 'Grandma' Bailey.