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'Naga Belle ™' rose Description
'Naga Belle ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: Vircarefree
Exhibition name: Naga Belle ™
Bred by M.S. Viraraghavan (India, 2006).
Introduced in United States by Roses Unlimited in 2006 as 'Naga Belle'.
Deep pink.  None / no fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition, garden, hedge or shrub.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
One of the first hybrid giganteas to show perfect exhibition Hybrid Tea form

Still with our nostalgia for the Manipur area of north east India, where we discovered R.gigantea in 1990 – we haven’t returned to the area since, the political climate being rather disturbed – we named our first beautifully shaped Hybrid Tea formed pink gigantea seedling for the lovely girls of the Naga tribe , who live in this region. They are charmingly different and distinctive, so we decided on the name ‘Naga Belle’ as a tribute to their beauty.
‘Naga Belle’ is a large leaved shrub, with the flowers held erect, sometimes singly and sometime in bunches of 3 or 5, all very well shaped, and long lasting.
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