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'Bob Hope' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Bob Hope
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1966).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Bob Hope'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1968 as 'Bob Hope'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Scarlet.  Strong, rose, tea fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5½' (165 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,734   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England, 29 May 1903.

Parentage from Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog, p. 10.