'Pompeii' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Pompeii
Red blend. Velvety red with yellow reverse. Mild, damask fragrance. 30 to 32 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, ovoid buds.
Thornless (or almost), upright. Large, leathery foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
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) .