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'Typhoo Tea' rose Description
'Typhoo Tea' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Galina Morgan
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Typhoo Tea
Exhibition name: Typhoo Tea
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1967).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red, white reverse.  Geranium red with silvery reverse.  Strong, citrus, spice fragrance.  50 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 6' 7" (120 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Does not do well in warmer climates.  prefers cool sites..  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Typhoo Tea - 67/2729. Nicknamed British Army
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,845  on  16 Mar 1976   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
The French word doux means sweet...