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'Red Favorite' rose Description
'Red Favorite' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Red Favorite
Exhibition name: Red Favorite
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, before 1951).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft in 1951 as 'Red Favorite'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1953 as 'Schweizergruss'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1954 as 'Red Favorite'.
Class:
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Oxblood red.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 3.25".  Semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 40" (up to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,189   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Sangerhausen describes the color of the bloom as dark red and lists Schweizer Gruss as a Hybrid Polyantha.