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'Fragrant Hour' rose Description
'Fragrant Hour' rose photo
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HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Fragrant Hour
Exhibition name: Fragrant Hour
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1966).
Introduced in Australia by Langbecker in 1973 as 'Fragrant Hour'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Avenue Roses/Avenue Nurseries (Levin) Ltd. in 1974 as 'Fragrant Hour'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange-pink.  Flowers bronze-pink.  Strong fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, upright.  Large, light green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Fragrant Hour - 66/1529. Nicknamed Armstrong.
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