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First Light - Modern Shrub Rose

First Light

Modern Shrub. Bred by Marciel in USA (West) in 1998.
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Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Its five-petalled flowers are almost as large as those of Dainty Bess and about the same shade of pink but with some subtle darkening toward the edges. Its stamens are a darker and more conspicuous red. During its first flush of bloom, it may nearly cover its well branched frame with flowers. And it repeats. A full-grown plant in full bloom is a glorious thing to see. This is the rose one would hope for if one were to cross Bonica with Ballerina: it distils the best qualities of each and adds new ones.