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'Eiffel Tower' rose Description
'Eiffel Tower' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Yvonne Foster
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Eiffel Tower
Exhibition name: Eiffel Tower
Origin:
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, 1963). Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1963).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1963 as 'Eiffel Tower'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,332  on  24 Dec 1963   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Although the plant patent states that the pollen parent is an "Unnamed Seedling", Herb Swim states a specific parentage in his book Roses - From Dreams To Reality. See REFERENCES