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Madame Berkeley - Tea Rose

Madame Berkeley

Tea. Bred by Bernaix in France in 1898.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Pink/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments White or pale yellow petals blush and reflex as they open producing a rose that may be pink or white or pale apricot. Its long hybrid tea style buds open slowly and last well, making it a good cut flower. Flowers are produced in goodly numbers and with good continuity through the season, although in blistering hot, sunny weather the petals burn and turn an ugly reddish tone. Those who live where tea roses are reliably hardy will want to give this rose a try.