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'Duke of Edinburgh' rose Description

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Availability:
Believed extinct or lost
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Thomas Johnson (1821-1907) (Australia, 1867).
Class:
Unknown.  
Bloom:
Scarlet.  Large, cupped bloom form.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
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Notes:
It is not quite clear whether this rose was a seedling from T. Johnson in Australia, or was W. Paul's 1868 'Duke of Edinburgh'. Newspaper reports pre-date Paul's rose by one year and we have, for the moment, presumed it was Johnson's rose.

Our thanks to Sandie Maclean for this information.
 
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