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Crimson Glory - Hybrid Tea Rose

Crimson Glory

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Kordes in Germany in 1935.
Cutting Bed
Strong Damask
Bloom Size:
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
5 ft x 2 ft
Extra Care Required

Comments There are still those who maintain that this is the best fragrant red hybrid tea rose extant. The flowers are not exceptionally large. Nor are they always exceptionally well formed. But they are a dark red with maroon overtones. They also have a suggestion of velvet texture. And they are deliciously scented. The great weakness is its susceptibility to mildew and blackspot. By this measure it is not a very good roseat all, for it is quite prone to mildew which can decimate it. Those who live where the air is very dry or those who spray anyway are likely to be happy, maybe even thrilled with it. Others may move quickly to shovel prune it so as to keep it from infecting the rest of the rose garden. Crimson Glory is an ancestor to virtually every popular red hybrid tea rose, and its strengths and weaknesses both show up in the likes of Papa Meilland, Mister Lincoln, and Oklahoma. There is a climbing sport which garners a 7.7. rating by the ARS.