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Comtesse Vandal - Hybrid Tea Rose

Comtesse Vandal

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Leenders in Netherlands in 1929.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed, Border
Color:
 
Coral/Gold Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments Peter Beales suggests it grows "shapely flowers of cream and buff shaded pink and salmon on a healthy plant." It possesses a kind of elegance absent many successsful modern high-centered blossoms. This pernetiana would work well in a border or cottage garden despite its warm coloration. HMF claims it is disease-resistant, yet this beauty rates an abysmal 4.2 among ARS members. Is it shy to flower? Or is it just no longer grown where it might be ravaged by black spot?