'Burbank' rose Description
Photo courtesy of William Grant
Medium pink Tea.
Registration name: Burbank
Rose-pink, deep pink center, silver(y) shading. Strong, opinions vary fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Medium, very double, cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy. Medium, glossy, leathery foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Hardy. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, 7 March 1849. He died 11 April 1926. Burbank devoted his life to plant breeding, developing over 800 plants including the Burbank potato which was introduced in Ireland to help combat the blight epidemic. He established a nursery and farm in Santa Rosa, California, which became world famous. In California his birthday is celebrated as Arbor Day and trees are planted in his memory. Burbank's home and home garden are open to the public in Santa Rosa, California, USA
At least four different parentages are reported: Hermosa x Bon Silene; Seedling of Hermosa x Bon Silene; Seedling of Hermosa x unknown; and Open pollinated Hermosa x a complex unrecorded hybrid of Bon Silene. See References and Comments for more information.
It is probably extinct, although Burbank's 'Santa Rosa' is frequently offered as 'Burbank.'