'Astrid Lindgren' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Hilde Gunn Deisz
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Light pink. Raspberry fragrance. Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
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Writer Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson 14 November 1907 in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland. Lindgren wrote Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) as a birthday present for her daughter in 1944.