For more than a generation this dark red rose is the one that was the yardstick that all new introductions would eventually be measured against. A tall, robust plant produces a myriad of richly perfumed deep crimson blooms that regularly appear on show tables where springs are short and warm. Blossoms tend to move toward blue as they mature. It certainly belongs in the top ten all time favorites, particularly here in the United States. Reasonably hardy. Flower Size: 5-7". Fragrance: Very strong. Hybridizer: Swim & Weeks, 1965.
Light: Height: 5' to 7' Fragrant? Yes Planting Season: Spring State Restrictions: AK;HI
Flower Color: Red Petal Count: 35 Foliage Color: Green Disease Resistant?: No Awards: aars