Crimson China', China,
Also known as R. chinensis semperflorens, and "Old Crimson China".
This is one of a few Chinese hybrids that have had an enormous impact
on the development of modern roses. See Brent Dickerson's article on
"The First Eighteen Chinas"
for more information on the early Chinese roses.
merit rating: 7.5
Personal merit rating: 7.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
6 to 10, zone 6 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 2.0 to 3.5 feet tall X 3 feet wide
Fragrance: 1.0, very light scent.
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