'Castle Bravo' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Medium red Hybrid Bracteata.Registration name: ARDeuterideExhibition name:
Light red fading to a pinkish light red. It has a dark purplish dot at the base of each petal.. None to mild, apple fragrance. 20 to 40 petals. Average diameter 2". Small, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Small, pointed buds.
Medium, arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Small, glossy, medium green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm). Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
Hardy. very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
This is a breeding plant only. Hybridizers interested in using this for breeding purposes can contact me privately and request it.
Although it is rarely generous with bloom, its offspring often bloom copiously. Seedlings bred from it often have excellent dark glossy foliage and great vigor. It has been recently observed that many of the offspring from this plant have near immunity to Blackspot, and this makes this a potentially valuable plant for hybridizing.