'AUSpero' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.Registration name:
AUSperoExhibition name: Prospero ®
Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Crimson and purple. Strong fragrance. 40 petals. Large, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant.
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On 1 November 1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The Tempest, was first presented at Whitehall Palace. 'Prospero' is named for one of the characters in the play, the right Duke of Milan.