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'Fisher Holmes' rose Description
'Fisher Holmes' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Bred by Eugène Verdier fils aîne (France, 1865).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1873 as 'Fisher Holmes'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Crimson - scarlet, dark red shading.  Moderate fragrance.  30 petals.  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered, open, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Hardy.  vigorous.  a good subject for pegging.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Parentage uncertain, see References.
Fisher & Holmes, nursery in Sheffield UK
 
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