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'Smoky' rose Description
'Smoky' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bren's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Smokey
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Smoky
Exhibition name: Smoky
Origin:
Bred by Maurice Combe (France, 1968).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red blend.  Oxblood red shaded burgundy.  Moderate, strong, raspberry fragrance.  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), classic hybrid tea, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,981  on  21 Jul 1970   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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