'Mrs. B. R. Cant'

(Pronounced: MIS-siz B R CAN-t)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Mrs. B. R. Cant' , 'Mrs. Benjamin. R. Cant'

'Mrs. B. R. Cant'

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'Mrs. B. R. Cant' is a particularly reliable and successful Tea rose that has stood the test of time. The medium sized (3"), fully double (50+ petals), moderately fragrant flowers occur almost continuously throughout the growing season.

 

'Mrs. B. R. Cant'

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The flowers are a rich red and silvery rose color, and the petals are a blush color at the bases. The long stems make this an excellent cut flower. 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' forms a very large upright bush with pleasing dense foliage.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Mrs. B. R. Cant' is a particularly reliable and successful Tea rose that has stood the test of time. The medium sized (3"), fully double (50+ petals), moderately fragrant flowers occur almost continuously throughout the growing season.

The flowers are a rich red and silvery rose color, and the petals are a blush color at the bases. The long stems make this an excellent cut flower.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Cant  

INTRODUCED:

'Mrs. B. R. Cant' was introduced by Cant (England) in 1901.  

DATE:

1901 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    5 '     to    8 '           Width:    4 '     to    6 '



'Mrs. B. R. Cant' forms a very large upright bush with pleasing dense foliage. It frequently reaches heights of 6' or 7'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium sized (2"), dark green, and semi glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

c - Continuous. 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' begins blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and is in flower continuously until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    50 to 60          

The flowers of 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' are medium sized (3"), fully double (50+ petals), and occasionally quartered.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - Medium Pink. The flowers are a rich red and silvery rose color, and the petals are a blush color at the bases.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

mf - Moderately Fragrant. 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' has a pleasing Tea-rose scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Mrs. B. R. Cant' is very healthy and tolerant of poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Mrs. B. R. Cant' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Commercial Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 393.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 407.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 34.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 387.

Botanica. Botanica's Roses - The Encyclopedia of Roses. North Rochester, Kent, England: Grange Books. 1998, p. 416.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 86,101,156.

Scanniello, Stephen and Bayard, Tania. Roses Of America. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990, p. 73.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 22, 25, 120-121, 154.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 213-214, 238-239.

Welch, William C. and Grant, Greg.. The Southern Heirloom Garden. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1995, p. 160.

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