'William III' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
Registration name: William III
Fuchsia / magenta - crimson, ages to lilac . Spice fragrance. 15 petals. Small, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 20" to 32" (50 to 80 cm).
Sets chocolate-colored hips.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends William III for northern Sweden.
William III of Orange, King of Britain was born at Binnenhof Place, The Hague, Netherlands, 14 November 1650. He was crowned 11 April 1689 in Westminster Abbey, London, England and died at Kensington Palace 8 March 1702. He is buried at Westminster Abbey, London.
[Source: L'Haÿ-les-roses Label]