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'Chrissie Wright'

Medium sized, flattish flowers, very pale pink inside, outside with bar suffused dark purplish pink (like ‘Tetrarose’) on 3 or 4 of the tepals. Filaments and anthers opening yellow, maturing to cream. A seedling found beneath the presumed parent (‘Tetrarose’) but with flowers twice its size and beautifully scented.

The upper photograph shows two flowers of 'Chrissie Wright' flanking a flower of the presumed parent 'Tetrarose'.

Group: Montana group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: F Blackwood
Date raised: rc2007 n2012
Parentage: montana var. rubens ‘Tetrarose’ (s) × unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-10cm
Tepals: 4; 5cm long, 5cm wide, almost circular, overlapping or slightly gappy, margins ruffled and somewhat notched, tips truncate and sometimes emarginate (having a notched margin)