Rose (Rosa 'English Sonnet') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'English Sonnet'
'Antique Abundance'
'HARverag'
'Fragrant Surprise'
'King Arthur'
'Lawrence of Arabia'
'Samaritan'
'Renown's Samaritan'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: Quartered, 90 petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Apricot-gold, with cherry-red and coral shading
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Harkness, before 1988
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Silver Jubilee x Dr. A.J. Verhage

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Rosa English Sonnet -- Poetry in stilllife. by CDsSister Oct 27, 2012 4:12 PM 1
Which Bolero is this? by CindiKS Dec 3, 2015 12:27 AM 82

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