'Dainty Bess' rose Description
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dainty Bess
Exhibition name: Dainty Bess
Light pink, salmon-pink shading. Reddish yellow stamens. Mild, spice fragrance. 5 to 6 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright, well-branched. Light green foliage.
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm). Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders or garden. Vigorous. 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.