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'Agnes' rose Description
'Agnes (rugosa, Saunders 1902)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosarium M.Kralka
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Light yellow Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Agnes
Bred by Dr. William Saunders (Canada, before 1902).
Introduced by Agriculture Canada Ottawa in 1922 as 'Agnes'.
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Light yellow, amber center.  Mild, raspberry fragrance.  40 to 85 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, prickly receptor bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium, glossy, light green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' 2" (120 to 250 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 3a through 8b.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to rust .  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
References vary
The first known Canadian Hybrid

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Agnes for northern Sweden.

This rose is probably triploid. See References.
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