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"Astra Desmond" rose Description
'White Flight' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Janine Arlette
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Origin:
Discovered by T. Rockford (Unknown, 1916). Discovered by M. Koster & Zonen (Netherlands, 1923).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Multiflora, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.  
Bloom:
White.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing, dense.  
Height of 10' to 15' (305 to 455 cm).  Width of 15' (455 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  
Notes:
Note about Breeder: please see References to try to sort out the confusion about Breeder.

[This rose was re-discovered by Sir Thomas Neame of Faversham, Kent. He named the rose after his wife Gwendolyn Mary (nee Thomson) (April 10, 1893 Torquay - August 16, 1973 Faversham) who is better known as the professional contralto Astra Desmond. (courtesy of Thomas Neame).]
 
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