RoseFile Database

First Prize - Hybrid Tea Rose

First Prize

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Boerner in USA in 1970.
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Exhibition
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The dark, leaden green foliage provides the perfect cool foil to the warm candy pink blossoms. Foliage, stems, and blossoms arel large. The plant is healthy except for some fall mildew. Botanica's Roses author suggests that the rose lacks refinement, but it is certainly popular for a 30 year old Hybrid Tea rose. It seems to make a number of "easy care" lists. And it still wins at shows, sometimes.