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'Magna Charta' rose Description
'Magna Charta' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Casper
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Magna Charta
Exhibition name: Magna Charta
Origin:
Discovered by William Paul (United Kingdom, before 1875).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1882 as 'Magna Charta'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Pink, carmine-pink shading.  Moderate, damask fragrance.  Very large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4a and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
Joyce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Magna Charta has very large layered blooms of light crimson.
The claim that it is the pink sport of 'Mme. Gabriel Luizet' is not supported by literature.
 
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