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'Joséphine Baker' rose Description
'Joséphine Baker' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michel
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEImaur
Exhibition name: Velvet Flame
Origin:
Bred by Meilland International (France, 1973).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Velvet Flame'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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) .  
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