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'Elizabeth Taylor' rose Description
'Elizabeth Taylor' rose photo
Photo courtesy of GShellrude
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Elizabeth Taylor
Origin:
Bred by Von C. Weddle (United States, 1985).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, darker edges.  Flowers deep pink with smoky edges.  Mild to strong, spice fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,492  on  27 Dec 1988   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27, 1932.