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Cantabile ( 1962) Light pink shrub. Small, ovoid buds open to medium-sized flowers (6-8 cm) which are double, open, fragrant and light camellia rose shaded darker. Plant is vigorous, erect to 1 meter height with free intermittent bloom. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Carefree Beauty TM (BUCbi) (1977) (Plant Patent No. 4225) Medium pink shrub. The long-ovoid, pointed buds open to 4.5-5 inch slightly cupped flowers. There are 15-20 petals. The open bloom is light Rose Bengal which ages lighter. There is a pleasant fragrance. The flowers are followed by round-ovoid orange hips. the plant is vigorous, bushy, well-clothed with large, leathery dark green foliage. The rose can be used wherever a small ever-blooming shrub is required or it lends itself for use as a bedding plant of for use in combination with other plants as herbaceous perennials or bedding plants. There is good field tolerance to Blackspot and Powdery Mildew. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Chorale (1978) Light pink shrub. The medium-large, round-ovoid, pointed buds of pale orient pink (RHSCC 36C) open to double (45-50 petals), high-centered, 4 inch, full blooms which age lighter (RHSCC 36D). The mild, sweetly-scented blooms are borne both singly and in clusters of 5-10. The medium-large, leathery, semi-glossy, dark green (RHSCC 147A) foliage is coppery when young. The thorns are green and awl-like. The erect plant is vigorous and blooms abundantly from June to killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 6-9" without protection.

Country Dancer (1973) Deep pink shrub. Ovoid, medium-sized, rose red buds open to cupped, double rose-red flowers which age lighter. Flowers are borne several together on medium, strong stems and have a good lasting quality. Petals drop off cleanly and have a moderate clove scent. The foliage is abundant, dark green and leathery. The plants are erect, spreading, bushy to 60-75 cm. and in profuse bloom from late May to killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Country Music (1973) Deep pink shrub. Large, ovoid Neyron rose buds open to flowers that are large, cupped, or slightly quartered, double pale neyron rose, darker on the reverse, and with a stippling of dark Neyron rose on the center of the petals. Flowers are borne in clusters on medium, strong stems with very good lasting quality and a moderate cove fragrance. Old petals drop off cleanly. there is an abundant amount of large normal green leathery foliage. Plants are vigorous, producing mounded plants 90 x 90 cm high. There is profuse intermittent bloom. It is hardy but the tips freeze. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Country Song (1984) Light pink shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds of pale azalea pink (RHSCC 38B) open to double (25-30 petals), shallow-cupped, 4-5 inch blooms which retain their color until the petals drop. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-5 and have a pleasing myrrh fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark green. The thorns are brown and awl-like. the erect, bushy plant is moderately vigorous and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Countryman (1978) Pink blend shrub. The large ovoid-pointed buds are light rose bengal (RHSCC 57C opening to double (25-30 petals), cupped, open 4-5 inch blooms of light rose bengal with rose bengal (RHSCC 57D) on the petal reverse. The sweetly-scented blooms are borne singly and in clusters of 5-15. The large, abundant foliage is leathery and dark green (RHSCC 147A). the thorns are tan and awl-like. The vigorous, erect, bushy plant spreading and produces abundant bloom from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 8-9" without protection.

 

 

 

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