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'Princess Alexandra Renaissance' rose Description
'Princess Alexandra™ (shrub, Olesen/Poulsen, 1988/1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beatrice Lukas
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Exhibition name: Princess Alexandra™
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1988). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1988).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1998 as 'Princess Alexandra'.
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  Renaissance ® Collection.  
Deep pink to red.  Strong fragrance.  20 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, ruffled bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 31" to 4' (80 to 120 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Application No: 1999/373  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 12,999  on  24 Sep 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/270,178  on  15 Mar 1999

A new garden rose plant which has abundant, deep pink flowers and
attractive foliage. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform
and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.

Olesen; L Pernille (DK-3480 Fredensborg, DK), Olesen; Mogens N. (DK-3480 Fredensborg, DK)
Poulsen Roser ApS says the color of Alexandra Renaissance is deep, hot pink to purple...

Princess Alexandra of Denmark was born on 30 June 1964.