'Condesa de Sástago' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Condesa de Sástago
Orange-red, golden-yellow shading, golden-yellow reverse, ages to pink . Moderate, spice fragrance. 50 to 55 petals. Very large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright. Light green, dense foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' 7" (120 to 200 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 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) .
Condesa de Sástago was one of the first bicolored roses. A deep coral pink on the inside of the petals and golden yellow on the reverse.
In their 2002 Catalogue, Pépinières Loubert assign a date of 1930.