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'Frensham' rose Description
'Frensham' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Midjet
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: Frensham
Origin:
Bred by Albert Norman (United Kingdom, 1942).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1946 as 'Frensham'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1948 as 'Frensham'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  15 petals.  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.
 
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