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'Lady Ann Kidwell' rose Description
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Deep pink Polyantha.
Registration name: Lady Ann Kidwell (Polyantha, Krebs, 1948)
Exhibition name: Lady Ann Kidwell
Bred by Alfred Krebs (United States, 1948).
Introduced in United States by Marsh's Nursery in 1948 as 'Lady Ann Kidwell'.
Rose-red.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, nodding or "weak neck", quilled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, leafy sepals, pointed buds.  
Upright.  Glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  

Height: up to 6' (up to 185cm).  Width: up to 6' (up to 185cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,226  on  10 Nov 1953   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 71,347  on  17 Jan 1949
This invention relates to a new and distinctive variety of rose plant which has as its parentage the Cecile Brunner crossed with an unknown variety of rose. The rose was produced through cross -pollenization of the Cecile Brunner and an unknown rose, and the cross-pollenization was carried out at Montebello, California.