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'Condesa de Sástago' rose Description
'Condesa de Sástago (Hybrid Tea, Dot, 1930)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of vossner
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
34 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Condesa de Sástago
Origin:
Bred by Pedro (Pere) Dot (Spain, 1930).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1930 as 'Condesa de Sástago'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Pernetiana.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Upright.  Light green, dense foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' 7" (120 to 200 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
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) .  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
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.
 
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