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Hawkeye Belle - Modern Shrub Rose

Hawkeye Belle

Modern Shrub. Bred by Buck in USA (Plains) in 1975.
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Use:
 
Shrub, Bed, Border
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Sweet
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 -
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Griffith Buck bred tough roses. This is one of them. There is a deep but subtle beauty to Hawkeye Belle that can be found in few others. "The color is ivory white lightly suffused with azalea pink as the flowers open. There is a sweet scentand the flowering continues through summer and autumn" according to Botanica's Roses. It is compact and finely branched. Iit can produce an amazingly large number of high-centered flowers that keep their form well - for a floribunda. It's one bad point is that thin-petalled blossoms ball in rainy weather, so it's best grown where early summer weather is typically dry. This is not a rose that will grab you quickly with its good looks then let you down: its a rose that will earn your admiration.