Large - about 4.5 inches
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
4 ft x 3 ft
It is a firmly established article of rose lore that one cannot have a truly red hybrid tea rose that is reliably cold hardy, disease-free, and fragrant. If it is false, there are precious few popular roses that work as counter-examples. This might be one. The flowers are a dark red or crimson, and they blue very little. They are very fragrant, sweetly redolent of tea. They are of good size and form, although most of the roses one finds on more frost-tender red roses are better. The plant is a big, vigorous, well-branched thing that grows in eastern Canada, in Denmark, in Russia, and in Idaho just about as well as it does in Portugal and Germany. Those who can grow Oklahoma and Papa Meilland without any fear of frost, blackspot, or mildew will have no use for this rose, perhaps. But a lot of others will be able to enjoy a fragrant red hybrid tea rose, for once.
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