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'Bishop Darlington' rose Description
'Bishop Darlington' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: Bishop Darlington
Exhibition name: Bishop Darlington
Bred by Captain George C. Thomas (United States, 1926).
Introduced in United States by Henry A. Dreer Archive in 1928 as 'Bishop Darlington'.
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1928 as 'Bishop Darlington'.
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Cream, light pink shading, yellow center, light yellow undertones.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  16 to 18 petals.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, arching, climbing.  Bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  
From the Internet: I have grown 'Bishop Darlington in Zone 5, Pittsburgh, PA, for the last 20 years with a height of six feet and never had it freeze out any more than any of my other roses. It's a very pretty, informal rose and healthy bush.
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