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'Iris Clow' rose Description
'Mrs. Iris Clow' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Antonio Motta
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARbrite
Exhibition name: Anne Hathaway
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1993).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1994 as 'Mrs. Iris Clow'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Mild to strong, spice fragrance.  20 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Named for the wife of William Shakespeare.
 
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