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Renaissance shrub rose: Rosa Princess Alexandra

Renaissance shrub rose

The cerise-magenta blooms of 'Princess Alexandra' have a ruffled old-rose form and sweet fragrance. Introduced in 1997, this rose has both an heirloom look and a modern reblooming habit. Like other Renaissance roses, this cultivar is disease resistant.

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