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'Labrador Rose' Description
'R. blanda' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jeffcat
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
64 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. blanda
Origin:
Discovered by James Gordon (United Kingdom, 1773).
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 4' 11" to 8' 2" (150 to 250 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
R. blanda Aiton (1789). Section Cinnamomeae. See also Rosa blanda f. blanda
Hips are red and pear-shaped.
 
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