'Clytemnestra'

(Pronounced: cly-tim-NESS-tra)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Clytemnestra'

'Clytemnestra'

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'Clytemnestra' is a fine Hybrid Musk rose that forms a spreading dense bush up to 4' high and 7' wide.

 

'Clytemnestra'

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The flowers of 'Clytemnestra' are somewhat untidy when viewed singly, but they are marvelous en-masse. They open from tight buds to form ruffled, double, salmon chamois, moderately fragrant blooms.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

This beautiful Hybrid Musk Shrub has small semi-double flowers are a striking orange-pink, and occur in large fragrant clusters, which appeal to the eye, and fill the air with delicious scents throughout the growing season.

It makes a large shrub or a moderate climber.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Pemberton

 
CLASS:

H Msk

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Trier'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

'Liberty'  

BREEDER:

Pemberton  

INTRODUCED:

'Clytemnestra' was introduced by Pemberton (England) in 1915.  

DATE:

1915 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    10 '           Width:    6 '     to    6 '



'Clytemnestra' forms a relatively low (5' to 5'), sprawling bushy plant.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and leathery.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Clytemnestra' starts blooming April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats more or less continuously throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    20 to 25          

'Clytemnestra' flowers are small (2" - 3"), ruffled, and occur in clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

op - Orange Pink. 'Clytemnestra' blooms are salmon-chamios and open from coppery buds.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

mf - Moderately Fragrant. 'Clytemnestra' has very pleasing fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Clytemnestra' is readily propagated from cuttings, and once established it is a very hardy and durable plant.

'Clytemnestra' tolerant of poorer soils and shade.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Clytemnestra' is readily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Clytemnestra' is won the Gold Medal (NRS) in 1914. This a rose that should certainly be more widely known and grown.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 101.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 90.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 76.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 257.