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'Colby School' rose Description
'Colby School' rose photo
Photo courtesy of rosesnpots - (elizabeth m)
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HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Beaexam
Exhibition name: Colby School
Bred by Amanda Beales (1967-2013) (United Kingdom).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Peter Beales Roses in 2005 as 'Colby School'.
Light pink.  Creamy-white with hints of pink on the petals and with a honey colored center.  None to mild fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact.  Glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' (60 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
A Compact Floribunda this is a charming little rose of creamy-white with hints of pink on the petals and with a honey coloured centre to each flower. The fully double blooms are borne in large numbers and the petals are tidily arranged to form a neat cushion-like flower. It has a moderate fragrance. Foliage is dark green, growth is bushy and compact. Stems not over thorny.

Named for Colby School in North Norfolk, which has just celebrated its Centenary. The school was attended by Peter Beales when he was just 5 years old.
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