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'Veterans' Honor®' rose Description
'Five Roses Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michelle LeVan-Steklenski
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
117 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACopper
Exhibition name: Veterans' Honor®
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1997).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2000 as 'Lady in Red'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  None to mild, raspberry fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, spreading, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Notes:
Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year (2000)
 
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