'Ruskin' rose Description
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Crimson, ages to purple . Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Height of 4' 11" to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm). Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Vigorous.
Named for the Ruskin Colony in Tennessee where Dr. van Fleet was the physician for some years.
John Ruskin was born in London, England, on 8 February 1819 and died 20 January 1900.