'Helen Traubel' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Helen Traubel
Pink to apricot. Moderate fragrance. 23 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Tall. Matte, medium green, leathery foliage.
Height of 42" to 5½' (105 to 165 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Helen Traubel, the Metropolitan Opera's premier Wagnerian soprano from the 1930s to 1953, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 16 June 1899. She died in Santa Monica, California, in 1972.