Fred Howard

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Fred Howard

The world is not chock-full of primrose hybrid tea roses. So even if this were not and especially good rose, it might be on the short list of good primrose roses. And I think this is the case.

Botanica says "This excellent rose is extremely tall and produces continuous supplies of long-stemmed roses from spring to winter.... It has not received the acclaim it deserves." In San Jose it looked very healthy, vigorous, and well-foliaged.

It won an AARS award in the year of its introduction, 1952. Then, it disappeared from commerce. Today it is available only from Vintage Gardens. ARS members rate it 5.2. Presumably it is not a good choice for humid conditions.

Howard, USA 1952
Zone 5-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Heritage Garden San Jose, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.