PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins')

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Hybrid wichurana
Extra Color Info: Various shades of pink, fading to white
Growth Habit: Rambler, typically 15-25 feet
Fragrance: None
Hybridizer & year: E. Alvin Miller, 1901
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Rosa wichuraiana x Madame Gabriel Luizet
Child plants: 6 child plants

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Hillfarm Journal:  Hillfarm's RosesHillfarm Journal: Hillfarm's Roses
By Kathleen on February 14, 2012

Part of the story of Hillfarm as we know it will always have to be the roses that we found here.

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Jun 25, 2010 7:52 PM

I grew tired of the powdery mildew to which Dorothy succumbed every year after its blooming season and decided to replace all of my Dorothy Perkins roses with Super Dorothy, a rebloomer resistant to powdery mildew.

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