'Margarete Fuchs' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Mauve or purple blend. Strong fragrance. 28 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Large, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Moderate, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm). Width of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower. Very hardy. requires full sun for best color. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..
This new HT will be available by fall 2005 from Hortico in Ontario E. Canada, and it has a strong fragrance.
Parents are two minis : June Laver X Rubies 'n' Pearls. Note : Both parents have a HT for pollen parent !!!
After 33 years of hybridizing this is the only fragrant rose which does "NOT" get mildew, even without spraying for 6 weeks.
Usually "Fragrance & Mildew" come together !!! Had very few fragrant roses over the years, but all were very mildew prone and I had to discard them. More info with the photos.