'First Prize' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: First Prize
Exhibition name: First Prize
Rose-pink, cream blending. Moderate fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5.75". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Large, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm). Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease, susceptible to blackspot , 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).