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'Rosa x turbinata Aiton' rose Description
'<i>Rosa francofurtana</i> Borkh.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of LAFITE
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1576).
Class:
Species Cross, Turbinata.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, open bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Large buds.  
Habit:
Spreading, suckers on its own roots, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 47" to 4'11" (120 to 150cm).  
Growing:
Produces decorative hips.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
Rosa x francofurtana Münch. (1770)
Rosa francofurtana Borkh. (1790)

The descriptions are conflicting - see References.
Early references differentiate the Frakford Rose from the less double Rosa sine spinis. - to be clarified

[Possibly a variant of Rosa francofurtana]
 
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