'Oklahoma' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Oklahoma
Exhibition name: Oklahoma
Dark red. Strong, old rose, sweet fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Matte, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b. Does not do well in warmer climates. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
The State of Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on 16 November 1907.