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'Marchioness of Londonderry' rose Description
'Marchioness of Londonderry' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michael Dosey
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HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Perpetual.
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (1857-1949) (United Kingdom, 1893).
Hybrid Perpetual.  
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.  
Dense, thornless (or almost), upright.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
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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