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'News ®' rose Description
'News ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: LEGnews
Exhibition name: News ®
Origin:
Bred by Edward Burton Le Grice (1902-1977) (United Kingdom, 1968).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1970 as 'News'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Purple, yellow stamens.  Moderate fragrance.  5 to 8 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 18" to 20" (45 to 50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
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