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'The Scotsman™' rose Description
'The Scotsman™ (hybrid tea, Olesen, 2000)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beatrice Lukas
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: POUlscots
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 2001). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 2001).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'The Scotsman'.
Hybrid Tea.  Paramount ® Collection.  
Mauve or purple blend.  Moderate, spice fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' 8" (150 to 205 cm).  Width of 40" to 4' 2" (100 to 125 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease 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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 13,293  on  3 Dec 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 774821  on  30 Jan 2001
Patent application notes average resistance to mildew, rust, blackspot and botrytis under normal growing conditions in Denmark and Germany.
Cants of Colchester say the unusual colour of this rose is ideal for a rose named for The Scotsman newspaper... large blooms that are a distinct lilac blue...