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'Josephine Bruce' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Josephine Bruce
Exhibition name: Josephine Bruce
Bred by Alfred James Fraser (United Kingdom, 1950).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Bees Ltd., Sealand Nurseries Ltd. in 1950 as 'Josephine Bruce'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1952 as 'Josephine Bruce'.
Introduced in United States by Tottys/Charles H. Totty Company in 1953 as 'Josephine Bruce'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red to crimson.  Mild to strong fragrance.  24 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, spreading, well-branched.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 47" (60 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,294  on  10 Aug 1954   VIEW USPTO PATENT