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'Mountbatten' rose Description
'Lord Mountbatten' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Heirloom Roses, Inc. (USA)
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
40 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: HARmantelle
Exhibition name: Mountbatten
Origin:
Bred by Jack L. Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1977).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1977 as 'Mountbatten'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow.  Strong fragrance.  45 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, dense, upright.  Large, glossy, leathery foliage.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 30" to 4' (75 to 120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Mountbatten was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.


Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Lord Mountbatten™ has large, fragrant fully double, cupped blooms of primrose yellow, at times delicately edged with pink... this rose won the British Rose of the Year in 1982. A very nice cut flower chosen by Princess Diana for inclusion in her wedding bouquet.


Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, British admiral and statesman. Born at Frogmore House, Windsor, 25 June 1900. Killed in Donegal Bay, off Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland, by a bomb planted aboard his yacht by IRA terrorists 27 August 1979.

 
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