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'Gracilis' rose Description
'Shailer's Provence' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gascogne
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Centifolia.
Registration name: Shailer's Provence
Origin:
Bred by Henry Shailer (United Kingdom, 1799).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Lee & Kennedy / Vineyard Nursery Hammersmith in 1802 as 'Gracilis'.
Class:
Centifolia.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, lilac shading.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Heat tolerant.  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.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
See COMMENTS for suggested pruning care.
 
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