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"Carbonup Brook Pink Rose" Description
'Ma Perkins' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Ma Perkins
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. Boerner (United States, before 1952).
Discovered by Natalee Kuser (Australia, 2000).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1952 as 'Ma Perkins'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1954 as 'Ma Perkins'.
Class:
Found Rose, Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Seashell-pink, salmon-pink shading. [Pink.]  Pedicels smooth..  Moderate fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Glossy foliage.  

Height: up to 37" (up to 95cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,143  on  4 Nov 1952   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
I have a rose originally found by Natalee Kuser in Bridgetown at an abandoned property east of the town in the middle of a pine plantation, and which we have named “Carbonup Brook Pink Rose”. I never saw the original bush but it was apparently about six feet tall and was almost overgrown by R. fortuniana. In my garden this foundling shows a hand-painted effect with the hot summer sun, something like a darker pink staining where the sun hits the petals. Shaded petals underneath other petals are a pale pink, almost white. The central petals turn inwards as does 'Red Radiance", the seed parent of 'Ma Perkins'.
Patricia Routley