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'Sointu' rose Description
'Sointu' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jormakos
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HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
Bred by Peter Joy (Finland, 1994). Bred by Pirkko Kahila (Finland, 1994). Bred by Matti Kangaspunta (Finland, 1994).
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Light pink, ages to white .  Mild, myrrh fragrance.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, dense.  Small, medium green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  
The 'Angel Rose' described as pollen parent of 'Sointu' is most probably Léonard Lille's Rosa multiflora var. nana or the earlier 'Plate-Bande', which are propagated by grains.
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