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Diamond Jubilee - Hybrid Tea Rose

Diamond Jubilee

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Boerner in USA in 1947.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Shrub, Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Buff
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Mild Tea
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments Bred from one of the loveliest of the climbing tea roses, Marechal Neil, Diamond Jubilee produces flowers that echo the high centered beauty of its parent in form, size and color. When grown under ideal conditions in mediterranean climates it can wow with the subtle perfection of its flowers, if not with its fragrance or bloom profusion. Elsewhere, it is evidently less pleasing - if we are to judge from its ARS rating.

BTW: There is a sense in which this rose demonstrates Boerner's genius: he revisits something done long ago, crossing an obscure hybrid tea rose with a spectacular Tea climber. We guess that he was aiming for a rose in the same color range. But he was also clearly aiming to bring the beauty of the old climber into the line of HT's. It was a good try.