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Fragrant Surprise - Hybrid Tea Rose

Fragrant Surprise

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1991.
Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Fruit
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Silver Jubilee is a hybrid tea rose with a constitution that is generally tougher than most. It has evidently passed on most of its excellent health characteristics to Fragrant Surprise. It's not a high centered show rose. But it is a fine, lovely color. And the color is shown off to perfection by dark, healthy foliage which, under ideal conditions, reaches a dark leaden green. Neither parent is reknown for fragrance; evidently the delicious fruity fragrance surprised even the rose's hybridizer.