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Elizabeth Taylor - Hybrid Tea Rose

Elizabeth Taylor

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Weddle in in 1985.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed, Exhibition
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Huge (over 5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments In the decade that framed my earliest years, Elizabeth Taylor the actress was busy collecting awards for looking good on the silver screen. In the decade that framed my introduction to roses, Elizabeth Taylor the rose was busy collecting awards for looking good on the show bench. Probably this is a rose of generally easy culture. But it is probably also rated this highly because its stiff, high-centered petals look so good when the flower is cut. They are pink or pale pink, and they are dusted with dark pink or crimson. Whereas Double Delight and a number of other roses that blush in the sun can sometimes look a little garish for doing so, this is evidently never the case for Elizabeth Taylor. She's a sultry beauty who needs warm days and nights to look her best. Isn't it amazing, though, that for a flower that has won so many prizes for being a good looker there are so few good photos that quite capture that beauty?