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a small hybrid rose that has flowers in clusters

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'many flowered' from Greek polyanthos 'blooming''s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • This Fairy Rose was not the polyantha which also has forty or fifty little roses in a cluster.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • The polyantha group of Roses can always be distinguished by the stipules at the base of the leaf-stalk being fringed.

  • These roses may be roughly divided into two classes: one showing the polyantha blood very strongly; the other the Tea blood.

    Roses and Rose Growing Rose Georgina Kingsley
  • But never cut the shoots that come out of the base of the polyantha or the Rambler Roses.

    The Children's Book of Gardening Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

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