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Capistrano - Hybrid Tea Rose

Capistrano

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Morris in in 1949.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Stingy
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments The petals of the flower are hot pink or coral, and though they fade, they remain hot pink, creating a memorable impression. It is an upright and open plant, making this a better flower for a cutting bed than for a garden. There is an inconsistency between its 1953 AARS award which theoretically would put it in the top half a percent of roses introduced in the last half century and its AARS rating of 5.4 which places it solidly in the bottom half of all roses ever rated. Presumably the rose does well in Mediterranean climates but requires heroic efforts in some other climates. If one can settle for a slightly cooler pink, Electron is a much better choice.