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'Pruhoniciana Hillieri' rose Description
'Pruhoniciana Hillieri' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Species.
Origin:
Bred by Frantisek Zeman (Czechoslovakia (former), before 1924).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Hillier Nurseries Ltd. in 1924 as 'Hillieri'.
Class:
Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Red to deep pink, brown shading.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, dense, upright, well-branched.  Small, dark green foliage.  
Height of 10' (305 cm).  Width of 6' (185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for landscape or specimen.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  
Notes:
Hilleri may be a result of the same cross as R. pruhoniciana, but the former is described as a taller, arching shrub with dark green foliage and very dark red blooms, while the latter is described as having bushy dense, shorter growth with light green leaves and carmine flowers.
 
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