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'Brownie' rose Description
'Brownie (floribunda, Boerner, 1958)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Russet Floribunda.
Registration name: Brownie
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, before 1958).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1959 as 'Brownie'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1960 as 'Brownie'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Russet, red edges.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 30" (75 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,720  on  24 Jun 1958   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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