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'Caroline Testout' rose Description
'Madame Caroline Testout (Hybrid Tea, Pernet-Ducher, 1890)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, 1890).
Introduced in Australia by Robert Rattray's Rosebank Nursery in 1894 as 'Madame Caroline Testout'.
Found Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Pink, darker center, silver(y) outer petals..  None to mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  Large foliage.  

Height: 31" to 47" (80 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
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Dedicated to the wife of a magistrate of Grenoble

[HRIA Tea-Noisette Collection. Early Hybrid Teas:
D58 "Somerville Big Pink". Collected central Victoria from Brenda Weir's childhood home.]
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