RoseFile Database

Rosemary Harkness - Hybrid Tea Rose

Rosemary Harkness

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1985.
Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Powerful Sweet
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Moderate - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 8
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Few roses have won more fragrance medals than Rosemary Harkness. And some of us find the short, wavy petals of this rose completely irresistable. One can find examples of roses in early bud that are a rich, warm apricot or copper. And one can find examples of an open flower that's pale yellow at the center and pale pink at petals' edge. Let's hope that the popularity of the 'Easy' crowd does not completely wipe out the demand for this delicate beauty. It's not a great cutting rose, but it is a great garden plant.