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Snowfire - Hybrid Tea Rose

Snowfire

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Kordes in Germany in 1970.
Use:
 
Upright
Color:
 
Red/White Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments The faces of the petals are crimson. The reverses are a pale pink that passes for white. It's possible for the flowers to be a little too globular, in which case the show doesn't work very well, nor is it extremely generous with its flowers; but when it is perfect, this rose can blow the doors off the much more popular Love. It's cold hardy to zone 5, but it likes somewhat warmer weather. It would be impossible to call the rose disease-resistant, but it tends to have adequate vigor to come through light infestations. It's really a rose you wish a close neighbor-friend grew so you could go over and photograph the one good flower it makes in the season.