'National Velvet' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.Registration name: BURalpExhibition name:
Dark red. Deep velvet red. Mild fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to flat, urn-shaped bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium, long sepals, pointed buds.
Tall, dense, upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen. Vigorous. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
United States - Patent No: PP 7,236 on 29 May 1990 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 10 Mar 1989