'Seedling 13-X039' rose Description
Photo courtesy of a_carl76
Light pink. Strong, old rose fragrance. 30 to 40 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, quartered bloom form. Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer. Medium, rounded buds.
Tall, arching, bushy, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, edged purple-red, leathery foliage. 5 to 9 leaflets.
Height: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm). Width: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).
USDA zone 5a and warmer. Can be used for garden, hedge, landscape, shrub or specimen. Hardy. vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. drought resistant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
One of five seedlings whose label went missing. Based upon the thornless/almost thornless nature, structure of the leaves, and the crosses made that year I suspect the pollen parent may have been Simonet's Red Dawn X Suzanne. These seedlings most likely have the same Seed parent and pollen parent - I really wish I knew because it is a superior rose. Scent is very close to what the old rose ‘Banshee’ has but I don’t recall ever using it in breeding.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
First planted in the ground: July 2016. First blooms in 2019. Mature blooms in 2020.