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'Belle Époque' rose Description
'Belle Époque (hybrid tea, Fryer, 1994)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Labrador
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Russet Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: FRYaboo
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, 1994).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Russet, copper shading.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Medium, glossy foliage.  
Height of 33" (85 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Notes:
Fryer's Roses says Belle Epoque is an unusually coloured Hybrid Tea. The colour is a most curious dark nectarine-bronze on the outside of the petals which contrasts with the lighter shade of golden-bronze on the inside. This rose is a Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate winner, too.
 
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