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"Constance Spry"

Class: Shrub / English

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Color: Medium pink
Blooms: Cupped, very double, full, globular, profuse blooms that are among the largest of the old rose form
Foliage: Abundant, medium green
Fragrance: Exceptionally fragrant: myrrh.
Size (H x W): 6 x 6 (cool climates)
Growth Habit: Shrub
Cultivation: Vigorous, climbs if trained, unruly growth.
Not Hardy North of: Zone
Origins: England: D. Austin: AUS- Austin Roses (Wolverhampton) 1961
Parentage: 'Belle Isis' (Gallica)
x 'Dainty Maid'(Floribunda)
Notes: The first David Austin English rose. Can be grown as a climber to 20 feet or on a wall. Easy to grow, flowers nod on weak necks. Likes cooler climates, suffers in heat. Named for Constance Spry (1886-1960), author of Flower Decoration and Favourite Flowers.

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