'Electron ®' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.Registration name: Mullard JubileeExhibition name:
Rose-pink. Flowers shocking pink. Strong fragrance. 32 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.