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Tropicana - Hybrid Tea Rose

Tropicana

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Tantau in Germany in 1963.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Collectors
Color:
 
Vermilion
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Fruit
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments This high-centered flower in coral-tinted vermilion has a great nose, too. It's the winner of over 15 international awards and has been a best seller for over 30 years. That puts it in a very rare class of Super-Stars. That said, the population of fragrant orange high-centered tea roses remains quite small. In humid climates it is wracked by disease. And where weather is not warm and where it does not get ten hours of direct, bright, unfiltered light every day it is not highly vigorous.