Color: Pink

Fragrance: Mild to good,  fragrance seems to vary wildly depending on weather.  Usually not much fragrance, but sometimes can have a delicious strong scent.

Bloom size: Average diameter 3-3.5″, very double, borne mostly solitary, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.

Bush: Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium height, bushy, well-branched. Medium green foliage, in some weather with reddish edging.

Uses: Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub. Can be grown as a shrub. Heat tolerant. prefers dry climates. prefers full sun. prefers warmer sites.

Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant. Has not been tested for Black Spot.

Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you’ll probably find you’ll have to prune a little more than that. Can be grown in the ground or in a container. Winter hardiness – has been tested down to 17 degrees in a pot.

Notes:  How I named this rose is a most interesting story. Elizabeth Bowers was a young girl who joined the peace corp to help educate Zambian girls, and tragically died in a bicycle accident there. Though I had never heard of her, I had a dream about Elizabeth, and asked her if I could name this rose after her. She said she would be so honored! Upon awakening I was curious, so I looked her up on the internet. You can see her story at

It just seemed so right to name this rose after her.

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Availability: To be introduced by Rogue Valley Nursery

Parentage: Sorbet Bouquet ™ × Deuil de Dr. Reynaud