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'Britannia' rose Description
'Britannia (polyantha, Burbage, 1929)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's New California Low Desert Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Polyantha.
Exhibition name: Britannia
Origin:
Bred by George Geary / Burbage Nursery (United Kingdom, 1929).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1931 as 'Britannia'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Red, white center, yellow stamens.  Flowers light crimson touched with white at the centers. Unfading, very lasting..  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, dense, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Small, light green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or hedge.  Vigorous.  
Notes:
 
 
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