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'Isobel' rose Description
'Isobel' rose photo
Photo courtesy of DesertRose's Arizona Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Isobel
Exhibition name: Isobel
Origin:
Bred by Samuel McGredy II (Ireland, 1916).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'Isobel'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Pernetiana.  
Bloom:
Carmine-pink, orange-red shading, copper , ages to light pink .  Carmine, shaded with orange-scarlet, yellow centre.  Moderate fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  

Height: 30" to 4' (75 to 120cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Does not do well in warmer climates.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.

Foliage - soft.
Bloom closes at night.
Can die back in winter
 
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