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'Birthday Present' rose Description
'Birthday Present' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Birthday Present
Exhibition name: Birthday Present
Origin:
Bred by Douglas Toogood (Australia, 1950).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl..  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Supple canes.  Strong fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing, thornless (or almost).  
Height of 9' 10" to 13' 1" (300 to 400 cm).  Width of 4' 11" to 9' 2" (150 to 280 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
There is a discrepancy in the references as to whether the seed parent was 'Guinee' or ['Guinee' x unknown].

Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has semi-double shapely flowers of dark red on a vigorous bush...
 
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