RoseFile Database

Prima Ballerina - Hybrid Tea Rose

Prima Ballerina

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Tantau in Germany in 1957.
Use:
 
Upright
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 1 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors Only

Comments At one level it is a plain pink hybrid tea rose with well-formed sometimes globular high-centered flowers. But there is a tea rose color effect also present that can tinge central petals subtly orange and darken outer petals toward dusky crimson. The plant is prone to mildew and so is rarely grown on the West Coast; but it is still grown in coolish European countries and it crops up as a parent to a large number of fine roses.