Buck Rose - Freckle Face

Freckle Face (1976)

Pink blend shrub. The medium-small, ovoid buds open to double (20-25 petals), open blooms of light spirea red (RHSCC 66D) heavily stippled and streaked with dark spirea red (RHSCC 66A) on the inner face of the petals. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-10, have a pleasing clove fragrance. the leathery foliage is medium green tinted with copper and has good tolerance to Blackspot and Powdery Mildew. The thorns are bronze-green and awl-like. The bushy, 2 x 2 ft plant is spreading and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 10" without protection.

Freckle Face
Freckle Face (900 x 600 pixel image)

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