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'Rosa sancta Richard, not Andrews' rose Description
'<i>Rosa sancta</i> Richard, not Andrews' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lone Ebbesen's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Class:
Gallica / Provins, Shrub, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink to salmon-pink.  Strong fragrance.  Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Semi-glossy, light green foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  
Notes:
'St. John's Rose' is a synonym of R. sancta Andrews, not of R. sancta Richard.
'Freya' in gardens and commerce, supposedly by Geschwind, has been ascertained to be Rosa sancta - see References.
 
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