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'Taboo ™' rose Description
'Barkarole ® (hybrid tea, Evers 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
87 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: TANelorak
Exhibition name: Taboo ™
Origin:
Bred by Hans Jürgen Evers (Germany, 1988). Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1988).
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1994 as 'Barkarole'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red, darker veining.  Moderate fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' 7" (90 to 170 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Hardy.  vigorous.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 764  on  16 Jun 1993
Application No: ROS348  on  24 Oct 1990
Trade Name: Barkarole.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 7,665   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Participated in the 1988 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
One of the roses (listed as 'Barkarole') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.