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'Minnehaha' rose Description
'Minnehaha' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Palustris
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Minnehaha
Origin:
Bred by Michael H. Walsh (United States, 1904).
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Pink, ages to lighter .  Satiny-pink.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, very double, in large clusters, semi-globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 15' to 20' (455 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Hardy.  very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
Later than 'Dorothy Perkins'.

The Song of Hiawatha - Longfellow
At his side, in all her beauty,
Sat the lovely Minnehaha. .........
That this peace may last forever,
And our hands be clasped more closely,
And our hearts be more united,
Give me as my wife this maiden,
Minnehaha, Laughing Water

One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.
 
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