RoseFile Database

Butterscotch - Hybrid Tea Rose

Butterscotch

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Warriner in USA (CA) in 1986.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
On a Wall, Pillar
Color:
 
Tawney Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 11
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments There are two hybrid tea roses by this name. One is classified as a large flowered climber, released by Warriner in 1986. It is rated highly by growers in warm, dry places. In the best of conditions the color of the rose falls somewhere between yummy butterscotch hard candies and caramel, but under many conditions it's more a faded buff and not very special. The form is reliably high centered, though the flowers can lose shape in as little as a day. According to Paul Barden the foliage is pretty disease-resistant, suggesting that this might be a very good rose to grow where it is cold hardy. I saw Butterscotch growing once in Houston where it stood six feet high and six or seven feet wide trained up the corner of an iron fence. It was a sight to behold, and more than a decade later I remember it distinctly. The other is a rose by Hill which we will not talk about here.