'Old Rosemary' rose Description
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Crimson and purple. Strong, clove fragrance. Average diameter 4.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Height of 6' to 12' (185 to 365 cm). Width of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 4a through 7b. Hardy. drought resistant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Tim Clapp of Mattocks Roses says, "Fragrance is absolutely imperative to me and I have three roses that produce superb scents. 'Roseraie de l'Häy' is a well known rugosa that can be planted as a hedge. I only have room for just the one, but it really stands out in a mixed border.
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