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Sharifa Asma
Rose of the Month For May, 2010
by Lydia Treadway

The delicate shaded compact flowers of this English rose will catch your eye and its fragrance will win your heart. The pink buds blushed with red will open into double, cupped, 3-4 inch rosettes. Each flower is full of swirled, soft pink petals with yellow at the base. The richly perfumed blooms of Myrrh mixed with Old Rose scent are going to bloom throughout the growing season. ‘Sharifa Asma’ has an upright growing habit 3-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet across and was created by David Austin in 1989. Some of the recent introduc-tions from David Austin are often referred to as being improved versions of earlier varieties - ‘St. Swithun’ is a 1990's rose that is sometimes called an improved ‘Sharifa Asma’.

Breeder: David Austin, 1989 United Kingdom
Class: Shrub
Bloom: Large light pink rosette blooms with fruity fragrance.
Habit: Compact growth to 4 feet
Parentage: ‘Mary Rose’ x ‘Admired Miranda’
ARS Garden Rating : 7.9

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