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Rosa, Polyantha

Polyantha Rose
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The rose is the queen of flowers, the most loved and widely planted shrub in all temperate parts of the world. More than 14,000 varieties are grown. Although mostly deciduous, roses can be evergreen in mild climates. Their stems, sometimes quite prickly, may be erect, arching, trailing, or scrambling. Leaves are divided into three, five, or seven leaflets, usually with toothed margins.

Rosa, Polyantha

Polyanthas produce small blossoms in large sprays; they are compact bushes, generally not much more than 2 ft. high. The first polyanthas appeared in the late 19th century. Two of the early polyanthas are now classics. ‘Cecile Brunner’ (the shrub dates from 1889, while the climbing form goes back to 1894) has light pink flowers of perfect hybrid tea form. ‘The Fairy’ (from 1932) is a groundcover rose covered with masses of 1-in. pink flowers. 

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