'Virginia R. Coxe' rose Description
Photo courtesy of B. Keis
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China / Bengale, Hybrid China, Hybrid Tea.
Scarlet. Strong, spice fragrance. 33 petals. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Small, ovoid buds.
Tall, arching, climbing, thornless (or almost). Large, glossy, leathery foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge. Hardy. vigorous. a good subject for pegging. Disease susceptibility: mildew resistant, rust resistant. 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.
Differences in parentage, see References
This rose is included in the World Federation of Rose Societies Old Rose Hall of Fame. The Old Rose Hall of Fame recognizes roses of historical or genealogical important and those roses which have enjoyed continued popularity over a great many years.
See also 'Geschwind's Unermüdliche' - a sister seedling.
Additional data received from Erich Unmuth of Vienna, Austria. from the Rosenlexikon compiled by August Jäger 1936.