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'Big Ben' rose Description
'Big Ben' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gabrielle's Desert Oasis
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Big Ben
Origin:
Bred by Douglas L. Gandy (United Kingdom, 1964).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  Large bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Rusty emails: I have 10 of these 'Big Ben' roses planted around my driveway, and I might add I have 113 other rose varieties in my collection, and the 'Big Ben' is by far the King of all red roses in my opinion, with rosebuds the size of apples (no kidding) and very hardy, wonderful plants. I was wondering if there are any other roses out there that have 'Big Ben' as a parent? [Rusty, we're adding information to the database all the time, so please check back.]
 
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