RoseFile Database

Summer Holiday - Hybrid Tea Rose

Summer Holiday

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Gregory in UK in 1967.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed, Bright Spot
Color:
 
Vermilion
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments If your summer holiday brought so much cheer as is suggested by the color and strong fragrance of this rose, you might want to be careful whom you tell about it. There is no other rose quite this color. Its high centered buds show bright vermilion faces and dark coral reverses as they curl open. The open flower displays bright vermilion central petals framed by slightly darker coral ones. It's distributed mostly in mild winter/cool summer areas suggesting cold hardiness problems and, perhaps, blackspot problems.