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'Edith Bellenden' rose Description
'Edith Bellenden' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink.
Registration name: Edith Bellenden
Origin:
Bred by Lord Penzance (United Kingdom, 1895).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1904 as 'Edith Bellenden'.
Class:
Hybrid Rubiginosa.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, climbing.  Medium, glossy, dark green, fragrant foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 6'7" to 9'10" (200 to 300cm).  Width: 6' (185cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Foliage is fragrant... sets hips
Different opinions on parentage - see References.
Edith Bellenden is a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Old Mortality" (1816).
 
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