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Rosa 'American Beauty'

Description:

The hybrid perpetual has cup-shaped flowers with a brilliant crimson colour and up to 50 petals, situated on long stiff stems. The buds are thick and globular and open to strongly scented, hybrid tea-like flowers with a diameter of 11 cm.[2] They appear in flushes over a long period, but according to the RHS Encyclopedia of Roses, only sparingly.[2] The height of the upright, vigorous shrub ranges between 90 and 200 centimetres (3.0 and 6.6 ft) at an average width of 90 to 125 centimetres (2.95 to 4.10 ft).[1][2][3] 'American Beauty' has prickly shoots, dark green foliage and is winter hardy up to -29 °C (USDA zone 5), but is susceptible to the fungi diseases mildew, rust and black spot.[2] It is well suited as cut flower, and can be grown in greenhouses, in containers or as garden rose, planted solitary or in groups.[3][4]

Habitat:

In 1875 it was brought to the United States by George Valentine Nash.

Notes:

The flower is commemorated in the Joseph Lambragtime composition "American Beauty Rag".'American Beauty' is the official flower of the District of Columbia.

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AnnaleeHodges
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AnnaleeHodges

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2016
Submitted on Jun 20, 2016

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