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'Fragrant Cloud' rose Description
'Fragrant Cloud (Hybrid Tea, Tantau, 1963)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alberta Bell's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
149 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: TANellis
Exhibition name: Fragrant Cloud
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1963).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Coral-red, ages to geranium-red .  Strong, citrus, damask, fruity, spice fragrance.  27 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,574  on  16 Nov 1965   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the hybrid tea class, which was originated by me by crossing the hybrid tea variety known as "Prima Ballerina" (unpatented) with the variety known as "Montezuma" (U.S. Plant Patent No. 1,383).
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
The parentage reported on HelpMeFind comes from the patent. See COMMENTS