'News ®' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.Registration name: LEGnewsExhibition name:
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.
Upright. Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of 18" to 20" (45 to 50 cm).
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.