Velvet Hour

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Velvet Hour Why would one care about this obscure red hybrid tea rose whose blossoms do not reach three inches across? Partly it is because the rose has a velvety appearance which is somewhat rare. Partly because the rose clearly is capable of producing a nuber of red blossoms at once and is reputed to do it with good continuity through the season. My own interest lies in the highly reflexed petals that give the rose its unique retro spiky sensability.

ARS members rate it 6.9; be prepared to spray.

LeGrice, UK 1978
Zone 6-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.