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22 SEP 15
This came from S & W Greenhouse in Tennessee and was a fine sturdy plant (as were all the roses I bought from them.)

I have some issues with your description on this site, it has an intensely sweet almost violet scent and it is very thorny indeed. Great big very sharp thorns, many of them. Flowers are borne in clusters from spring to fall but they don't last very long in a vase. The young blooms and buds are almost apricot, rapidly fading to creamy white. The yellow stamens really stand out against the burgundy bull's eye in the center. If you do not deadhead it will produce perfectly round olive green hips that do not turn red in my dry climate.

A very vigorous grower, with shiny mid green leaves, this rose is tolerant of severe pruning. I will freely admit to having a weakness for novelty roses. I have been disappointed many times as they are often short lived and in need of pampering. Not this one. It is a magnificent specimen rose, a real eye catcher, yet the flower color seems to look good no matter what you place nearby. Mine was close to five feet tall and wide without any support before I pruned it prior to transplanting. I am thinking it would be a spectacular hedge.
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