Rose of the Month ~ April
April's rose is the Buck shrub rose Country Dancer, introduced
in 1973 by Dr. Griffith Buck.
Country Dancer has cupped, deep pink flowers on an upright,
spreading bush. The petals drop off cleanly when finished
and have a moderate clove scent. Foliage is leathery which
seems to resist disease; continuous bloom throughout the season.
Photos are of a first year plant in Elena's garden. No experience
with winter hardiness yet, but pink Buck roses are known to
do well in Dakota County, MN. The hybridizer worked to produce
plants that are winter hardy in Iowa, "Dr. Griffith Buck
was 20 years ahead of his time."
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50% Highly recommend
30% It's ok, I'd get it if I had room
10% Don't have yet but plan to get soon
10% Not a variety or color I like
0% I have no opinion
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