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'Lubra' rose Description
'Lubra' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lubra
Exhibition name: Lubra
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (Australia, 1938).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1938 as 'Lubra'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Crimson.  Strong fragrance.  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Upright.  Blue-green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 42" (up to 105 cm).  
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.  
'Lubra' had long stems and small blooms.
There are conflicting reports in the references on the parentage. Refer 1938, 1940 and 1942 references.
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