'Chrysler Imperial' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Chrysler Imperial
Dark red. Strong, clove, rose fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 4.75". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Compact. Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 30" to 6' (75 to 185 cm). Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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).