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'City Livery' rose Description
'City Livery' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light yellow Floribunda.
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 2000).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 2000 as 'City Livery'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light yellow.  Strong, apple fragrance.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' (90 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
According to Harkness Roses' Autumn 2000/Spring 2001 Catalog, there are 103 City Livery companies in London. The main activities of the Livery companies are to support the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, charity and education. This rose is the branchild of Delva Pateman, who approached Harkness to see if they would be able to introduce a new rose to honor the Livery Companies. The blooms of 'City Livery' are a bright and subtle lemon yellow.
 
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