Red HT Rose ID
This rose was grown by my grandfather between 1965 and 1970 in Necochea (Buenos Aires, Argentina). After this period, he kept just a small plant grown from its own roots which still flowers every year. A friend of him, owner of a very well known nursery, wanted to buy my grandfatherÂ´s rose as he said it was one of his favourite and a very difficult rose to get. I know that it could be a really difficult task at all, taking into account that there are so many red roses, but I have had great results posting my unknown roses here. I wish I could have the same luck in this occasion!
Type: HT, (I think).
Size: Up to 78Â´ (2 mt) tall and 39Â´ (1 mt) wide.
Stems: Strong, rigid.
Habit: Tall and dense bush, very thorny (although the pictures of the plant show just a plant rised from its own roots, no more than 39Â´ (1 mt) tall).
Color: Dark green, leathery (not glossy). Some young sprouts have a characteristic light green color.
Size: 2.73Â´ (7 cm) x 1.95Â´ (5 cm).
Features of the bud: Small buds: 0.98Â´ (2.5 cm)
Diameter: 3.51" x 3.51" (9 cm x 9 cm).
Flower: Not very big.
Â¿How does it bloom?: Solitary and in clusters of up to 3-4 flowers.
Â¿How many times does it flower?: Taking into account that the rose grows in our holidays house, I just can tell that it produces a lot of flowers during the summer period. Of course it might flower in spring, as well.
Number of petals: 25 petals.
Stamen Yes/ No: Yes, yellow.
Color: Deep velvety red while opening, bright red with some fuchsia tones then.
Lenght of the flower: High.
Fragance: None to mild fragance.
Resistance: It seems to be a very vigorous and healthy cultivar.
THANKS for your time! Mariano.
PS.: for more pictures, click on the image below to go to mi Picasa Web Album. Red Rose ID