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'Beauty of the Prairies' rose Description
'Queen of the Prairies' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Hortus
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Setigera.
Origin:
Bred by Samuel and John Feast (United States, before 1843).
Introduced in Australia by Darling Nursery in 1851 as 'Queen of the Prairies'.
Introduced in Australia by Law, Somner Pty. Ltd. in 1886 as 'Beauty of the Prairies'.
Class:
Hybrid Setigera.  
Bloom:
Pink, lilac shading, white stripes.  Strong, opinions vary fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, cupped, globular, scalloped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Large, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' 11" to 9' 10" (150 to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Mentioned in The American Rose Annual of 1926, p. 17... deep pink, often striped...
 
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