'Archbishop Desmond Tutu' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth Dewsbery
Medium red Shrub.
Exhibition name: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Dark red. Mild fragrance. 42 to 48 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed, ovoid buds.
Bushy, compact, upright.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm). Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
United States - Patent No: PP 22,828 on 3 Jul 2012 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/925,540 on 14 Oct 2010
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 2000. The crossing was between an unnamed seedling from the same breeder, and another unnamed seedling.
Re-Christened on May 22, 2010 on Gut Langerwisch, Germany by Ute Freudenberg, who sang the song "Jugendliebe" (Youth love) in 1979.