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'Southampton' rose Description
'Southampton' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Southampton
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1971).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1972 as 'Southampton'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong fragrance.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 43" (90 to 110 cm).  Width of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Does not do well in warmer climates.  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.  
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