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Perdita - English Rose Rose

Perdita

English Rose. Bred by Austin in UK in 1983.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Cutting
Color:
 
Pale Apricot
Form:
 
Deeply Cupped
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments In cool summer climates Perdita can produce apricot colored flowers. In the heat of San Jose, CA, the rose more frequently renders white with ivory-tinged shadows. Either way, it's an attractive look. Perdita won and Edland award for fragrance, making it one of the better credentialled of Austin's fragrant roses. The plant may sometimes take a few years to establish and may seem finicky until then. Nor are these roses good for exhibition. But it's a really attractive and generous garden plant once established.