Friday, August 19, 2011

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan is a generous-flowering Rose, the blossoms of which are large, perfectly formed and graceful in their proportions.  The petals are large, shell-shaped and curly.  The plant attains moderate size, but is of sturdy formation.  The color -- light scarlet or rosy lake -- is delicate from the first faint streaks observable, as the buds begin to open, until the petals fall.  When planted in masses the effect is decidedly pleasing.  [Samuel Todd Walker, 1913 Biltmore Roses]

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