'Grand Château ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Dark red, darker veining. Moderate fragrance. 26 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long, pointed buds.
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 3' to 5' 7" (90 to 170 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar. Hardy. vigorous. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, susceptible to Mildew. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
New Zealand - Patent No: 764 on 16 Jun 1993
Application No: ROS348 on 24 Oct 1990
Trade Name: Barkarole.
United States - Patent No: PP 7,665 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Participated in the 1988 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
One of the roses (listed as 'Barkarole') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.