"Somerville Big Pink" rose Description
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Pink, darker center, silver(y) outer petals. [Pink.]. Mild to strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, open bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright, well-branched. Large foliage.
Height of 31" to 47" (80 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Dedicated to the wife of a magistrate of Grenoble
[HRIA Tea-Noisette Collection. Early Hybrid Teas:
D58 "Somerville Big Pink". Collected central Victoria from Brenda Weir's childhood home.]