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Margaret Merril - Floribunda Rose

Margaret Merril

Floribunda. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1978.
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Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Spice, Citrus
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Mediterranean Climates

Comments One of the most highly decorated floribunda roses, this rose shares one other trait with its famous granparent Pascali: it is white. Where given good conditions it can be a spectacular rose, bearing lots of nicely formed fragrant white flowers with good continuity through the season. Its susceptibility to blackspot, though, can materially limit its geographical range.

BTW: In my own NJ garden, planted on six inches of impoverished soil in a spot getting no more than 6 hours of light per day. It took two full blackspot-infested years for three plants to wither up and disappear entirely. I think they collectively produced two blossoms during that time.