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'The Cape Buttonhole Rose' Description
'Homère' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Shinobu
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Tea.
Registration name: Homère
Origin:
Bred by Robert and Moreau (France, 1858).
Introduced in Australia by Thomas Lang in 1866 as 'Homère'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink, salmon-pink center, red edges, stripes.  Centre salmon.  Strong fragrance.  Medium bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 39" (90 to 100 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Different opinions on parentage - see References. Geschwind claims similarity to 'Duc de Magenta' by Margottin; Wesselhöft to 'Madame Damaizin'. - See.
 
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