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'Impératrice Farah ®' rose Description
'Impératrice Farah ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of anasstasia
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
73 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DELivour
Origin:
Bred by G. Delbard (France, 1986).
Introduced in France by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in 1992 as 'Impératrice Farah'.
Introduced in Australia by Delbard (Australia) in 2009 as 'Impératrice Farah'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Couture Collection.  
Bloom:
White, carmine-red edges, silver(y) reverse.  None to mild, rose fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Large, light green foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  Width of 47" (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1996/195  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
Internal breeder code: 86.314.290. Participated in the 1992 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)
Named after the Empress of Iran.

According to an anonymous online source, Delbard's rose, 'Empress Farah' is sold as 'Strawberry Parfait by White Rose in Canada. Apparently, they sell a number of Delbard varieties under different names.