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PlantFiles: Hybrid Rugosa Rose
Rosa 'Mary Manners'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mary Manners
Hybridized by Leicester; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970

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Hybrid Rugosa

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mairenn On Sep 27, 2010, mairenn from Monroe, GA wrote:

This rose grows here at our local library (7b) next to the parking lot, among the roots - and partially in the shade of - silver maples. It thrives under conditions of almost total neglect. Of some dozen different roses planted there, only Mary Manners and the Knockout are doing well. Most of the others did not even survive. It blooms pretty much all spring, summer, and into the fall. It does get blackspot, but it refoliates more or less and keeps on blooming.

It is an open, angular, leggy, thorny bush, about 4 or 5 feet tall and 2 or 3 feet wide. The foliage is a light, clear yellow-green, but pretty sparse by the end of the season. The smell is lemony and spicy, and strong enough to smell from a couple of feet away.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 3, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in England.

Sport of 'Sarah Van Fleet'


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winchester, California
Monroe, Georgia
Silsbee, Texas

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