'Spencer' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
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Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Spencer
Light pink, white reverse. None to mild fragrance. Large, very double, cupped, flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 4a through 5b. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. Prune dead wood.
In the American Rose Annual 1951, pp. 25-26, there's an article about Dr. Spencer S. Sulliger, "the Dean Hole of America". Dates: February 22, 1854 to April 15, 1935 (Tippecanoe, Ohio).