"Abbott and Burns Family Rose" Description
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Pink blend. Small bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Seerms to set viable hips. Smaller in diameter and more petals than Rouletii. Refer Comments.
Description from the SHRG (Sacramento's Historic City Cemetery Historic Rose Garden) 2017 Catalog:
"Abbot and Burns Family Rose” (Lawrenceana found rose)
It’s said that The “Abbott and Burns Family Rose” was carried from Arkansas to California via wagon train, in 1857, by the family of a Cemetery volunteer. The rose appears to be a China, similar to “Mableton Rouletti”. Roses of this type were known as Lawrenceanas or Fairy Roses in the mid 19th century; tiny bushes with white, pink or crimson flowers. This rose may also have been a dooryard rose, planted near the back door, where a busy housewife could water it with dishwater, and stop for a few minutes to enjoy the blooms. No wonder some long-ago woman took the trouble to bring her rose along to California. “Abbott and Burns Family Rose” is nearly constantly in bloom, with flowers no more than an inch in size covering a plant about three feet high and wide.