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'Busy Lizzie' rose Description
'Busy Lizzie' rose photo
Photo courtesy of mosscube
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARbusy
Exhibition name: Busy Lizzie
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1971).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'Busy Lizzie'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  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..  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
 
 
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