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'Countryman' rose Description
'Countryman' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kaye Kettrey's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: Countryman
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, 1978).
Class:
Shrub.  Buck Roses Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Flowers light rose-bengal.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 4.5".  Full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, spreading, upright.  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or ground cover.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
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