'54-08-01' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Fuchsia / magenta, violet blending, white streaks. Mild, centifolia, linseed oil fragrance. 12 to 15 petals. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered, flat to cupped bloom form. Small, fragrant, pointed buds.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Small, matte, light green, blue highlights foliage. 3 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 5' (150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
Very hardy. very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
This is perhaps the most richly colored of the Hybrid Fedtschenkoanas bred from Kim Rupert's 'Orangeade' X R. fedtschenkoana hybrid. Considering its pedigree, I have no reason to think this is anything but a tetraploid. It is most certainly being explored as a breeding plant in 2010, with the goal of first restoring remontancy (it may have some remontancy itself as it matures, but this has yet to be determined.)
It has some of the pollen parent's odd linseed oil fragrance but combined with the more familiar "old rose" sweet fragrance component.