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'Montezuma' rose Description
'Montezuma (grandiflora, Swim, 1955)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of bnusbaum
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Grandiflora.
Registration name: Montezuma
Exhibition name: Montezuma
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1955).
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Very vigorous.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,383  on  19 Apr 1955   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Montezuma produces clusters of high-centered blooms of salmony-red...


In The Ultimate Rose Book, Stirling Macoboy says, "Emperor Montezuma was one of the all-time great gardeners."