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'Silver Shadows' rose Description
'Silver Shadows (hybrid tea, Buck, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Elen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Silver Shadows
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, 1984).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Buck Roses Collection.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  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.  
Notes:
'Silver Shadows' and 'Blue Skies' were said to be sibling roses. However the parentage is different in both roses.
 
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