RoseFile Database

Red Masterpiece - Hybrid Tea Rose

Red Masterpiece

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Warriner in USA in 1974.
Use:
 
Cutting Garden
Color:
 
Red
Form:
 
High-Centered, Reflexed
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Mediterranian Climates only

Comments The roses are big, red, and fragrant. Clearly Warriner was shooting for a red rose that would share all of Chrysler Imperial's strengths but be a true red rather than a crimson. And it would seen he achieved his goal. You would think this rose would be a hit. Those who grow it in California and Texas rave at its vigor and its ability to deliver big roses in hot weather. Those in humid climates will complain of blackspot. Those in rainier climates will complain that the flowers ball in rain. Those in cooler climates will give it a cooler reception.