'Kootenay' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lecoq, Maurice
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kootenay
Cream to light pink, light yellow shading. Shaded primrose-yellow. Moderate, tea fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), globular, urn-shaped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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) .
This rose was said to have "long rigid stalks" and "tea blood". Refer 1914 and 1916 references.