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'The Generous Gardener' rose Description
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Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: AUSdrawn
Exhibition name: The Generous Gardener
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 2002).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2002 as 'The Generous Gardener'.
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Light pink.  Strong, musk, myrrh, old rose fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), full (26-40 petals), very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Tall, bushy, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' 11" (up to 150 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
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