RoseFile Database

Northern Lights - Hybrid Tea Rose

Northern Lights

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Cocker in UK in 1969.
Use:
 
Cut Flower
Color:
 
Primrose
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments The flowers are large and soft primrose yellow. Petals reflex nicely to produce a pointed 'star' form. At least that's how it works when grown in a Mediterranean climate. It is advertized as a "Marriage Rose," suggesting it is primarily sold as a cut flower. Its commercial distribution includes UK and Australia. We must guess that this rose, in order to really shine, needs weather that is consistently warm and dry with ample amounts of darkness at night.