'Indian Summer' rose Description
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Orange blend Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Indian Summer
Exhibition name: Indian Summer
Orange, red streaks. Red-orange and buff. Mild fragrance. 20 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, climbing. Small, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 12' to 18' (365 to 550 cm).
Disease susceptibility: very mildew resistant.
Refer references and comments for more on the breeder of 'Indian Summer'
"Penrose" is the study name given to a climbing Hybrid Tea rose found by Penny Hooper when she and her family bought their home, 'Penrose', near the Swan River in Guildford, Western Australia. "Penrose" matches the detailed description in Frederick H. Howard's patent application for 'Indian Summer'. After Hillary Merrifield suggested 'Indian Summer' as a possible identity for "Penrose", it was discovered that there are named plants of 'Indian Summer' extant in Perth and when compared, the two roses were found to be identical.