'Gainesville Garnet' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Starnes Jr., John A.
Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Gainesville Garnet
Exhibition name: Gainesville Garnet
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
Dark red. Dark red, red upper; magenta red reverse. None to mild fragrance. Average diameter 4.5". Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Tall, climbing, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 8' to 12' (245 to 365 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden, landscape or pillar. Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
My bred-for-Florida Wichuraiana Climber 'Gainesville Garnet' continues to deepen in color at 18 months of age from the original hybrid seed I bred in the winter of 2004. It is almost always in bloom, is virtually disease free, has rampant growth, and is an easy-to-train climber. My only complaint continues to be what I consider a lack of scent though many visitors insist it smells wonderful. I think my nose was "spoiled" by the INCREDIBLY potent Old Roses I grew in Denver and that I studied for 12 years at Fairmount Cemetery there. But since Florida has NO reliable truly climbing red climbers that thrive here I am very pleased and proud of this hybrid of mine and am glad it is in commercial testing at Ashdown! I hope you enjoy this new photo of fall blossoms with richer color and higher petal count now that the autumn cool down is established here. It is a "bastard seedling"...I know who the mother was but not the Dad as the tag and hip got separated from each other.
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