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'Spencer' rose Description
'Spencer' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Spencer
Origin:
Discovered by William Paul (United Kingdom, 1892).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Light pink, white reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  Large, very double, cupped, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4a through 5b.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Prune dead wood.  
Notes:
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).
 
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