'Bob Hope' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Bob Hope
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) .
Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England, 29 May 1903.
Parentage from Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog, p. 10.