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Arethusa - China Rose

Arethusa

China. Bred by Paul in UK in 1903.
Use:
 
Border, Shrub
Color:
 
Pale Apricot
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments According to Botanica's Roses, Arethusa is a "gawky" plant but a useful one for the back of the border. It makes a fairly large, open shrub which produces flowers several times a season. The flowers are a pleasant pale apricot color - almost orange creamsicle. It grows well in damp climates, being almost totally immune to fungal disease. BTW: In my own garden in Somerset, NJ this rose grew on hard-packed clay on the south side of the house. It slowly built up to a very attractive, if open, shrub.