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'Lady Bird' rose Description
'Lady Bird (hybrid tea, Zary 2008)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACormag
Exhibition name: Lady Bird
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2007).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2007 as 'Lady Bird'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Deep orange and coral orange.  None to mild, spice fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,556  on  9 Dec 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Parentage:
Notes:
Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States, is 94 years old in the year of the release of yet another orange HT named for her, the third. Mrs. Johnson personally selected the rose. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.