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'Kootenay' rose Description
'Kootenay' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eric Timewell
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kootenay
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Dickson II (United Kingdom, 1914).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Dickson Nurseries Ltd. in 1917 as 'Kootenay'.
Introduced in Australia by Brundrett's The Rose People in before 1918 as 'Kootenay'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Growing:
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) .  
Parentage:
Notes:
This rose was said to have "long rigid stalks" and "tea blood". Refer 1914 and 1916 references.
 
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