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'Dorothy Perkins' rose Description
'Dorothy Perkins' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alex Stepanov
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Wichurana.
Origin:
Bred by Jackson & Perkins (United States, 1901). Bred by E. Alvin Miller (United States, 1901).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'Dorothy Perkins'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink, ages to darker .  Mild fragrance.  up to 40 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, full (26-40 petals), in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 10' to 20' (305 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Very vigorous.  drought resistant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Parentage may have been R. Wichuraiana x Turner's Crimson Rambler. See references
 
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