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Hardy roses quiz

Trials have been conducted for some years now at the Horticulture Research Center in So. Burlington on dozens of shrub roses for hardiness and vigor under stressful conditions (drought, sandy soil, low fertility).  The following are some of the best.  Shown also are their ratings (out of 5, 5 being best), and number of years grown when this quiz was written, and flower color.  All are fragrant. Match the cultivar (cultivated variety) with the rose category: alba, centifolia, gallica, rugosa, shrub, species
 
1. Agathe Incarnata (4.7, 3 years, pink)
2. Alika (5.0, 3 years, rose red)
3. Grootendorst Supreme (4.3, 7 years, dark red)
4. Harison's Yellow (4.8, 4 years, yellow)
5. Hansa (4.0, 7 years, violet red)
6. Maiden's Blush (4.3, 7 years, white)
7. Max Graf (4.4, 5 years, pink)
8. Moje Hammarberg (5.0, 4 years, violet red)
9. Purple Pavement (5.0, 5 years, purple red)
10. Spong (4.7, 3 years, pink )

Answers:

1. gallica
2. gallica
3. rugosa
4. species
5. rugosa
6. alba
7. shrub
8. rugosa
9. shrub
10. centifolia

More on these trials can be found online.



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