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Plant Profile: Rose ‘Mrs. Oakley Fisher’

Pointed buds open to single, lightly cupped flowers  up to 3″ across with petals that are a mixture of copper, orange, and apricot.  The petals tend to be lighter and more yellow towards the base and pinker and darker on the edges.    In the center is a mass of unevened length gold to amber stamens.  The flowers are fragrant and appear in flushes throughout the season.  The erect compact bushes are vigorous, healthy, and have crimson new growth, glossy dark green leaves, and large prickles.  ‘Mrs Oakly Fisher’ can be grown in a container or used in a border where its compact growth habit and flower color fit in easily with other plants.

Type: Hybrid Tea

Origin: Cant, Britain, 1921

Parentage: Unknown

Flower Size: 3″

Petal Count: Usually 5

Scent: Medium, sweet

Flowering: Repeats constantly

Plant Size: 2-4.9′ H x 2-4′ W

Hardiness: Zones 7-9

ARS Rating: 8.2

Photo Credit: T. Kiya, Wikimedia Commons