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'Gay Princess' rose Description
'Gay Princess (floribunda, Boerner, 1967)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of 16-Eichen-Rosensch├Ątze
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Gay Princess
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, 1967).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Gay Princess'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1970 as 'Gay Princess'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,763  on  29 Aug 1967   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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