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Royal Amethyst - Hybrid Tea Rose

Royal Amethyst

Hybrid Tea. Bred by DeVor in USA in 1989.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Powerful Fruit
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Few roses produce more profoundly mauve flowers than this rose's seed parent Angel Face, and few purplish hybrid tea roses are better than pollen parent Blue Moon; so it comes as no surprise that in Royal Amethyst we get a mauve rose with a form that approximates the hybrid tea rose and a floribunda-like wavy flower that looks good open, too. The fragrance is heavenly, winning a Portland Gold Medal in 1996. As a bonus, it bears orange hips. We expect it to have some vigor and cold hardiness on account of its floribuna heritage.