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'Pruhoniciana Hillieri' rose Description
'Pruhoniciana Hillieri' rose photo
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Dark red Species.
Bred by Frantisek Zeman (Czechoslovakia (former), before 1924).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Hillier Nurseries Ltd. in 1924 as 'Hillieri'.
Species Cross.  
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.  
Arching, bushy, dense, upright, well-branched.  Small, dark green foliage.  
Height of 10' (305 cm).  Width of 6' (185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for landscape or specimen.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  
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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