'Mary Rose ®' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AUSmaryExhibition name:
Mary Rose ®
Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Pink. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright. Medium, matte, medium green foliage.
Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm). Width: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
New Zealand - Patent No: 436 on 16 Aug 1988
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Mary Rose
was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot.
Some differences of opinion about parentage, see References.
Named After "Mary Rose", a warship of Henry VIII's navy, launched 1511 and sank in 1545 in the Solent. It was raised in 1982.