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'Susan Louise' rose Description
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Light pink Tea.
Registration name: Susan Louise
Bred by Charles E. Adams (United States, 1929).
Hybrid Gigantea, Tea.  
Light pink, darker reverse, ages to lighter .  Mild fragrance.  15 to 16 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Tall, climbing, spreading, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 15' (455 cm).  Width of 5' to 20' (150 to 610 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape or shrub.  Very vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Note: Susan Louise was reclassified as a Tea (from Shrub) in MR 12.
Susan Louise can be grown as very large shrub that does not require Support.
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