Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
|Of the red hybrid teas I've photographed, Oklahoma is certainly the most photogenic. It was very dark red, and the tips of the petals rolled away from the high center before the rest. The rose is also reputed to have a strong fragrance.
But the rose only grows well where the weather is warm. And it 'blues' where the sun is too strong. Nor is it completely free from fungal problems. There are a few square miles in southern California and southern France that would be perfect.
This explains why it's not the last word in red hybrid teas. ARS members give it 6.9.
|Swim & Weeks, USA 1963|