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Helen Traubel - Hybrid Tea Rose

Helen Traubel

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Swim in USA (West) in 1951.
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Use:
 
Cutting Bed, Border, Bed
Color:
 
Copper
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Sweet, Port Wine
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Huge - about 6 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments When well grown under good conditions, Helen Traubel can really wow with big coppery colored blossoms. The plant and rose are reminiscent of tea roses in color and form, but not in resistance to disease. The plant is bushy and spreading which adds to its appeal as a garden plant. Its low ARS rating and its nickname "Hell and Trouble" suggest that this is not always an easy rose to care for. It's probably best grown in narrow slivers of California and Arizona and in areas around the Mediterranean. People who are perfectly happy spraying their roses every week or two might consider it in other warm, sunny locales such as west Texas.