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'Marchioness of Londonderry' rose Description
'Marchioness of Londonderry' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michael Dosey
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (1857-1949) (United Kingdom, 1893).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild to strong fragrance.  50 petals.  Average diameter 8".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Dense, thornless (or almost), upright.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
Ida Sharp of Rose Hill Garden says: Huge cabbage blooms of purest pink begin as incredible buds. Long canes that don't bear many leaves could be tucked together with another rose or behind a bushy plant to camouflage its lack...
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