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'HARbilbo' rose Description
'St. John (floribunda, Harkness, 1995)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARbilbo
Bred by Harkness & Co. (United Kingdom, before 1994).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1995 as 'St. John'.
White or white blend.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: 39" (100cm).  Width: 35" (90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
European Union - Patent No: 345  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950509  on  3 Aug 1995
First commercialisation in EU: April 1, 1994.
Protection terminated on March 24, 2009.
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