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Belinda's Dream

Rose Type - ShrubBelinda's Dream

History - released in 1988 by Dr. Robert Bayse, retired mathematics professor at Texas A&M University. Designated "Earthkind" and "Texas Superstar". Named after the daughter of a friend in Caldwell, Texas.

Mature size - A full grown specimen can reach 4' x 5'

Bloom measurement - 5" 

Blooming habit - Repeats until frost

Pruning - Once annually

Scent scale - 6+

 

Dr. Bayse was reluctant to release this rose because it wasn't thornless! Fortunately for all, he was convinced to share it. Belinda's Dream is a tough and versatile shrub rose. With her sturdy branch structure, attractive leaves and coloring as well as the most desirable traits of her tough antique relatives, She gets an A+ as a landscape plant!  I fell in love with this one because it has the high centered tea rose shape, long stems AND the marvelous scent of an antique variety. In other words Belinda's Dream looks like a modern rose but has the hardiness and disease resistance of an old fashioned rose!

There aren't enough superlatives to describe the usefulness of this bush in your landscape. It's easily used in mixed borders, formal gardens, massed in hedges or displayed in tubs or barrels. An excellent cut flower, the blooms also maintain their shape when dried making it ideal for use in potpourri. Dream grows so quickly and blooms so continuously you'll claim a much improved green thumb. All in all this variety is one of my favorites and will make the list of top ten gardening buys!    

 

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