'Prospero ®' rose Description
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Dark red Shrub.Registration name: AUSperoExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Crimson and purple. Strong fragrance. 40 petals. Large, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant.
On 1 November 1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The Tempest, was first presented at Whitehall Palace. 'Prospero' is named for one of the characters in the play, the right Duke of Milan.