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'Helen Traubel' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Helen Traubel
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1950).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1951 as 'Helen Traubel'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1953 as 'Helen Traubel'.
Hybrid Tea.  
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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,028  on  7 Aug 1951   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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.