RoseFile Database

Texas Centennial - Hybrid Tea Rose

Texas Centennial

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Watkins in USA in 1935.
Use:
 
Bed
Color:
 
Coral/Gold Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Spice
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments Its central petals are a soft coral color, framed by darker cerise outer petals. That's one possibility, anyway. This sport of the highly variable President Herbert Hoover - which ranges from yellow through gold to orange, touching sometimes on red - tends to have less yellow pigment and and more red pigment. It only slightly less variable, ranging from pale apricot through coral, rose, and dark crimson. The form of the flower can be excellent and the fragrance strong. It's grown in Australia, Texas, and Oregon suggesting it does best with warm winter and summer weather, and will probably do best in low humidity summer climates.