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'Burbank' rose Description
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Medium pink Tea.
Registration name: Burbank
Bred by Luther Burbank (United States, before 1898).
Introduced in United States by W. Atlee Burpee Co. in circa 1898 as 'Burbank'.
China / Bengale, Tea.  
Rose-pink, deep pink center, silver(y) shading.  Strong, opinions vary fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, very double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Medium, glossy, leathery foliage.  

Height: 5' to 6' (150 to 185cm).  Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, 7 March 1849. He died 11 April 1926. Burbank devoted his life to plant breeding, developing over 800 plants including the Burbank potato which was introduced in Ireland to help combat the blight epidemic. He established a nursery and farm in Santa Rosa, California, which became world famous. In California his birthday is celebrated as Arbor Day and trees are planted in his memory. Burbank's home and home garden are open to the public in Santa Rosa, California, USA

At least four different parentages are reported: Hermosa x Bon Silene; Seedling of Hermosa x Bon Silene; Seedling of Hermosa x unknown; and Open pollinated Hermosa x a complex unrecorded hybrid of Bon Silene. See References and Comments for more information.

It is probably extinct, although Burbank's 'Santa Rosa' is frequently offered as 'Burbank.'

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