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'Long John Silver' rose Description
'Long John Silver (Rambler, Horvath, 1934)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le rose di Piedimonte
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Setigera.
Registration name: Long John Silver
Origin:
Bred by Michael Henry Horvath (United States, 1934).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1934 as 'Long John Silver'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Setigera, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.  
Bloom:
White, silver(y) shading.  Silvery white.  Moderate fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 16' 5" to 19' 8" (500 to 600 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 2b through 8b.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  
Notes:
See References for questions about the accuracy of the identification of the rose in commerce in the USA as 'Long John Silver.'
 
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