Margaret Merrill

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An exceptionally fragrant classic rose named for the 1859 born teacher and journalist. She didn’t have a lot of love for the consumption of alcohol and worked tirelessly to curb it. Elected the first secretary to the Woman’s Press Club of New York City in 1887, she published a series of reports on the conditions of destitute families in the Midwest thus educating folks back East on what life was life for pioneers. She was particularly beloved for her children’s stories and translated them herself into Scandinavian and Sioux, among other languages. Born in England, she was the relative of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, known for his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. This rose doesn’t seem fazed by cloudy, damp and foggy conditions. Blooms endlessly!

Hardy: Zone 5-10
Bloom: Ruffled, opens fully to reveal golden stamens, blooms spring through fall
Color: Off-white to pure white
Fragrance: Very scented, one of the most fragrant white roses
Type: Floribunda

Our farm-grown nursery roses will be shipped in mid-spring 2019. Roses are shipped in nursery pots with extensive roots, so please plan to transfer your roses to larger containers or plant them in the ground upon arrival. Roses will arrive leafed out and ready to produce roses for you in spring! Roses sourced from our growers will be shipped as bare root roses after your last frost.

California Residents: You may pickup your roses at our farm the last week of April. We will refund your shipping costs upon pickup of your roses.

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