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'Downy Rose' Description
'R. tomentosa' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Reinhard Witt
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Species.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Light pink to deep pink, ages to lighter .  up to 5 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Ploidy:
Pentaploid
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
R. tomentosa Sm. Fl. Brit. II. 539 (1800).
Sets hips.
Rosa cuspidata M.Bieb. Flora taurico-caucasica; 1808 396 1808.
Rosa foetida Bastard is an unresolved taxon (Supplément … l'essai sur la flore du d‚partement de Maine-et-Loire; 1812 29 1812.)
Rosa borysthenica Chrshan. Flora Reipublicae Sovieticae Socialisticae Ucrainicae; 1938 584, f.47 1954.
 
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