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'Princess Alice' rose Description
'Princess Alice (floribunda, Harkness before 1983)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
64 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: HARtanna
Exhibition name: Princess Alice
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 1983).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1985 as 'Brite Lites'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1990 as 'Princess Alice'.
Introduced in United States by Certified Roses in before 2007 as 'Golden Bouquet'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow. [Deep yellow.]  Mild fragrance.  22 to 32 petals.  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).  Width of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,953  on  25 Jul 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  29 Jun 1988
Notes:
Ross Roses says this rose is named for 'Zonta International' a women's service organization.