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'William Orr' rose Description
'William Orr' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: William Orr
Exhibition name: William Orr
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Davidson McGredy III (Ireland, 1930).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1931 as 'William Orr'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson, darker highlights, lighter reverse.  Crimson. Maroon-red. Sometimes blunted center and sometimes flat.  Strong, damask fragrance.  34 to 45 petals.  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, dense, upright, well-branched.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Prefers cool sites..  rain tolerant.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
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