'Astronomia' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Horst Peters
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Blush to white, red stamens. None / no fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, in small clusters bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Small, pointed buds.
Medium, bushy, rounded. Glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden, ground cover or pillar. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust resistant.
It is highly unusual that a single flower with only five petals leaves such a lasting impression to everyone who sees it for the first time. This truly unique rose, always in bloom, showcases its golden stamens as very few other roses do. A multiple Gold winner awards over the last couple of years, its uniqueness makes it the natural follow up to The Imposter in the highly popular Garden Compass program. This rose may need pruning from time to time as it has the tendency to get wild once in a while, or can be trained as a small climber.
United States - Patent No: PP 18,990 on 24 Jun 2008 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/518,913 on 12 Sep 2006
Meilland Collection 2006. Pink Stamens
ARS Classification: Shrub (groundcover), patent application classification: Floribunda
Ploidy information supplied by David Zlesak.