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Shot Silk  rose photo courtesy of member billy teabag
Photo Id: 186865

From Wills cigarette cards, Roses – a series of 40 cards. Issued in 1936.
No 37
SHOT SILK
(Hybrid Tea)
Introduced 1924
Bright rosy-cerise, overshot with orange
A Rose of fine, upright, compact growth that gives an abundance of bloom right through the summer and until the frost cuts it in the late autumn. In the half-open stage the blooms are seen at their best, but later they are fleeting; nevertheless, they retain their beauty to the end. Delightfully fragrant. The foliage is a bright green, free of disease. It is a variety that requires rather hard pruning to three eyes the first week in April, as its blooming propensities are apt to weaken the plant. Awarded a Gold Medal of the National Rose Society.

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