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'Courier' rose Description
'Courier' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le rose di Piedimonte
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Gigantea.
Registration name: Courier
Exhibition name: Courier
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (1864-1949) (Australia, before 1930).
Introduced in Australia by Brundrett's The Rose People in 1930 as 'Courier'.
Class:
Hybrid Gigantea.  
Bloom:
Pink, white undertones.  up to 26 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of up to 19' 8" (up to 600 cm).  Width of up to 13' 1" (up to 400 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Notes:
The description "flowers in clusters" has been used with this rose.
A 1943 picture from Alister Clark's garden seems to be flowering singly, but it is indistinct.
The quoted pollen parent, 'Archiduc Joseph', needs substantiation.
 
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