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'Margaret Merril' rose Description
'Margaret Merril (Floribunda, Harkness, 1977)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Chris Hunkeler's Rose Garden, El Cerrito, CA
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Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
77 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARkuly
Exhibition name: Margaret Merril
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1977).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1977 as 'Margaret Merril'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, pink center.  Strong, citrus, spice fragrance.  18 to 29 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 5' (75 to 150cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
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