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'Geisha' rose Description
'Geisha (Pernetiana, Van Rossem, 1919)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of 40 Inches
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Geisha
Origin:
Discovered by Gerald Adriaan Van Rossem (Netherlands, 1919).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1922 as 'Geisha'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Pernetiana.  
Bloom:
Orange, deep pink stripes, ages to golden-yellow .  None to mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
In Japan, geishas are entertainers who sing, dance, play the stringed shamisen, and amuse their clients with traditional games and witty banter. The first geisha were actually male. The female geisha, who appeared more than two hundred years ago, have come to be viewed worldwide as a symbol of Japanese refinement and exoticism. Real geishas train for many years and they are not prostitutes.
 
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