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Memorial Day - Hybrid Tea Rose

Memorial Day

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Carruth in USA in 2002.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Damask
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Spare
Bloom Size:
 
Moderate - about 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Memorial Day is a hybrid tea rose bred for good health; and it grows more vigorously and with less disease than, perhaps, 95% of hybrid tea rose cultivars sold in the US. The fragrant pink flowers are of modest size for a hybrid tea rose and they are double; but they are not extraordinarily shapely. Specifically, they tend to lack any of the tea rose reflexing of petals that make hybrid teas look like hybrid tea roses. This said, if one lives in a place where hybrid teas generally do not grow well ( i.e. outside the western margin of the US and a few lucky counties in Texas) Memorial Day can be an excellent choice.