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'Prospero ®' rose Description
'Prospero ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lisa Osta
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSpero
Exhibition name: Prospero ®
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1982).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Crimson and purple.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Large, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant.  
Notes:
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.
 
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