'Geisha' Rose
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'Geisha' rose Description
'Geisha (floribunda, Tantau, 1964)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Average rating: GOOD-.  
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: TANtenom
Exhibition name: Geisha
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1964).
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1966 as 'Geisha'.
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Medium, bushy.  Dark green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 47" (60 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  
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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