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'Dr. W. Van Fleet' rose Description
'Dr. Van Fleet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Hedgerow Rose
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Light pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, 1899).
Introduced in United States by Peter Henderson & Co. Historic Archive in 1910 as 'Dr. W. Van Fleet'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1921 as 'Dr. W. Van Fleet'.
Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Light pink, lighter edges, ages to lighter .  Moderate, apple fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, open bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Large, pointed buds.  
Climbing.  Large, glossy, bronze-green foliage.  

Height: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm).  Width: up to 10' (up to 305cm).
USDA zone 5a and warmer.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  drought resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
mlippincott1 writes: We have 'Dr. Van Fleet' in our yard. We have enjoyed this sweet smelling rose for 24 years. This rose blooms every year around our anniversary which is June 6. This year was very special to us since we celebrated our 25th anniversary. The previous owner of our home claims it was planted before 1926. This rose is very hardy. We live in in northeastern Ohio. The winters can be very severe with temperatures dropping below zero. We have had very little problem with pests or disease.

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