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'Raphaela' rose Description
'Raphaela' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Hans J├╝rgen Evers (Germany, before 1993).
Introduced in Germany by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses in 1994 as 'Raphaela'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-red, yellow undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,064  on  28 Feb 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  29 Jun 1994
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nurseries describe the color of this rose as: Orange-raspberry red with silver-white reverse. This rose has a pinpoint high center and is a show winner...
Sierraflor, a wholesale nursery is Ecuador, sells this rose as a cut flower...