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'Annie Laurie McDowell' rose Description
'Annie Laurie McDowell' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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HMF Ratings:
110 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Medium pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Bred by Kim L. Rupert (United States, 2001).
Climber, Hybrid Musk, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Pink.  Strong, musk, rose, sweet fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, very double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Tall, arching, bushy, climbing, dense, well-branched, no prickles.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: up to 12' (up to 365cm).  Width: up to 12' (up to 365cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Very vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  heat tolerant.  shade tolerant.  suitable for a pillar.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Breeder's notes:
The seedling germinated in 1994 and was introduced in 2001.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Annie Laurie McDowell takes a while to build the plant. It will bloom at the expense of growing, providing fragrant color all summer long in most climates. To encourage it to climb, it may be necessary to prevent it from blooming until the plant approaches the size you desire. One of its delightful characteristics is the plant is nearly prickle free! It can be planted along walks, bannisters, railings, arches, all without fear of it 'biting' passers by. It's also tolerant of open shade and strong, reflected light.

Ashdown Roses says Annie Laurie is named for Candy Craig.

Kim Rupert writes that the name has been changed to Annie Laurie McDowell. Candy and Dean restored The Homestead Acre, the last remaining original homestead in the San Fernando Valley, California. This rose is a seedling of 'Renae'.

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