'President' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Dirk Rojahn
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Medium pink Tea.Registration name: AdamExhibition name: Adam
Bred by Adam
(France, circa 1838).
Light pink, darker undertones. Mild to strong, tea fragrance. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Rounded buds.
Glossy, light green, wavy or ruffled foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of 39" to 8' (100 to 245 cm). Width of 6' (185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be trained as a climber.
Said to be the first of the Tea roses. Parentage uncertain. See References.
The identity of the rose in commerce in the USA as 'Adam' has been questioned.
The rose in commerce in Australia sold as Adam may be the real 'Mme Berard'.