'Champion of the World' rose Description
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Medium pink Bourbon.
Registration name: Champion of the World
Bourbon, China / Bengale, Hybrid Perpetual.
Rose-pink, yellow stamens. Opinions vary fragrance. 35 petals. Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Thornless (or almost). Glossy foliage.
Height: 39" to 6'7" (100 to 200cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Hardy. vigorous. shade tolerant. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Cut back one-half every year..
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Possibly two different roses by two breeders and not synonyms.
Mr. Degraw was the president of the Brooklyn Horticultural Society.
Recent DNA analysis has shown that 'Hermosa' is not one parents of 'Champion of the World', but 'Rose Edoard' might be.- see References.