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General Schablikine - Tea Rose

General Schablikine

Tea. Bred by Nabonnand in France in 1878.
Use:
 
Shrub, Hedge, Border
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Tea roses can be excellent plants for the southern garden; they require the hot sunny summer days to grow and the warm winter days to relax. They are also good at resisting the fungal diseases that plague many hybrid tea roses in these conditions. General Schablikine produces high-centered buds that are chock full of petals. It starts out a mixture of shell pink and coral, copper and cherry red, and can darken as it opens. It is probably one of the roses Graham Stuart Thomas was thinking about when he wrote that tea roses can look garish with their bright, hot colors; but if one has a southern garden that has space for warm-colored roses, it will grow nicely with the likes of Cornelia, and Perle d'Or.