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'Oklahoma' rose Description
'Oklahoma (Hybrid Tea, Swim & Weeks, 1963)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Joanne Hignight's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
97 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Oklahoma
Exhibition name: Oklahoma
Origin:
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, before 1963).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1964 as 'Oklahoma'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Matte, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,326  on  17 Dec 1963   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
The State of Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on 16 November 1907.