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'Carmenetta' rose Description
'<i>Rosa glauca</i> 'Carmenetta'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Species.
Registration name: Carmenetta
Origin:
Bred by Isabella Preston (Canada, 1923).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1923 as 'Carmenetta'.
Class:
Shrub, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Purple, pink shading.  Star-like.  Mild fragrance.  up to 5 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, prickly receptor bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  Grey-green foliage.  
Height of up to 7' (up to 215 cm).  Width of 7' to 11' (215 to 335 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  plant in partial shade for best color.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Looks very similar to Rosa glauca, but thornier, with larger blooms and hips. Some authorities say it is less subject to rust.
 
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