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Portadown Fragrance - Hybrid Tea Rose

Portadown Fragrance

Hybrid Tea. Bred by McGredy in Ireland in 1931.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Salmon
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Silky salmon-orange petals fade toward shell pink as they open. It looks absolutely stunning against satiny dark olive green foliage. One is tempted to think of it as a rose for hot, dry climates, but it evidently survived for some years in the British Isles.