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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Single to semi-double, in clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Robert E. Basye, 1982
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: Commander Gillette x unnamed seedling
Child plants: 3 child plants

Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 5:55 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"The erect habit, rounded leaves, and thornless stems of this rose make it look quite similar to a blueberry bush, especially when the leaves begin to take on their fall color. Bright pink, semi-double fragrant flowers with bright yellow stamens add to the appeal. This plant represents one of the stepping stones toward Dr. Robert Basye’s goal of thornless, disease-free roses."

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