'Kathleen O'Rourke' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Exhibition name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Orange-pink. Strong fragrance. 38 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Heat tolerant.
Comment under: Breeder, Colin Dickson. from Linda Stewart March 15, 2006:
Kathleen O'Rourke was named in 1976 for an Australian lady as a gift from her husband. She had two ambitions in life; the first being to launch a ship (which was arranged by husband through his business contacts) and the second was to have a rose named for her.