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'Wise Portia' rose Description
'Wise Portia' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
38 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSport
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1982).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).  Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Notes:
Some question about parentage (see References).
'Wise Portia' has been seen to be distributed as 'Fragrant Old Purple' by some garden centers.
 
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