'Forty-niner' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Forty-niner
Exhibition name: Forty-niner
Rose-red, yellow reverse. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 3.75". Medium-large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Compact, upright. Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of up to 4' 7" (up to 140 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Vigorous. 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.