Opening Night

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Opening Night Rarely does a rose manage to produce an attractive high-centered tea blossom, and produce enough of those to make a respectable display over a whole plant. Opening Night manages this, but trades away flower size to do it. The flowers are perhaps three inches across - not big for a hybrid tea rose.

The plants are vigorous, highly disease resistant, pretty well branched and nicely foliaged. The parents are Olympiad and Ingrid Bergman, so most of this rose's qualities are a predictable outcome of that union. Unfortunately the fragrance is not strong.

ARS members rate this rose 7.8 and it won an AARS award in the year of its introduction, 1998.

Zary, US 1998
Zone 5-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: San Jose Rose Gardens, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.