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'Hiawatha' rose Description
'R. wichurana 'Hiawatha'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Hiawatha
Origin:
Bred by Michael H. Walsh (United States, before 1902).
Introduced in Australia by H. Kemp in 1908 as 'Hiawatha'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Polyantha, Cl., Rambler.  
Bloom:
Crimson, white center, golden-yellow stamens, ages to dark red .  None / no fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Small, glossy foliage.  7 to 9 leaflets.  

Height: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm).  Width: up to 12' (up to 365cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Hardy.  very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
'Hiawatha' ex Guillot is triploid - see Reference of 2002
 
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