"Almerta Orchard Pink" rose Description
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Pink. [Pink, darker base and reverse.]. Moderate, sweet, tea fragrance. 20 to 45 petals. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.
"Almerta Orchard Pink". Found in South Australia at a 1901 house.
Rough pedicels, receptacles cupped and incurved at the top, dark pink buds, 1 to 6 in a cluster, although mostly singly, round buds with sepals only just reaching the top of the bud. The upper surface of the petal is lighter than the darker reverse and there is a sheen to the reverse petals. Large prickles. Some similarities to 'Bon Silene' , but the flower seems a lighter colour and the hip of "Almerta Orchard Pink" is more orbicular. This foundling sets a hip, with seeds, for every flower. Impressed veining on leaflets. The leaflets are elongated when new and fresh-looking, broadening as they age and becoming more leathery. Possibly the same as "McClinton Tea" in the U.S.A.
"McClinton Tea", Found in the USA.