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'Midnight Sun' rose Description
'Midnight Sun' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
1 favorite vote.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Midnight Sun
Origin:
Bred by Patrick Grant (Australia, 1921).
Introduced in Australia by Kershaw as 'Midnight Sun'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Black shadings which persist on a dark or bright red bloom. Red stamens..  None to mild fragrance.  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Habit:
Matte, attractive fall color foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
The parentage has been reversed in some references.
Refer 1924 reference in which the breeder states the pollen parent as 'Star of Queensland'.
 
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