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'Velvet Fragrance' rose Description
'Velvet Fragrance (Hybrid Tea, Fryer before 1985)' rose photo
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: FRYperdee
Exhibition name: Velvet Fragrance
Bred by Gareth Fryer (1948-....) (United Kingdom, before 1985).
Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson.  Strong, damask fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 35" to 40" (90 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Hardy.  does not do well in warmer climates.  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) .  
Fryer's Roses says Velvet Fragrance is a rich, dark velvety crimson. The flowers are large, heavily petalled and beautifully formed with a sensational and almost overwhelming perfume...
Difference of opinions about parentage, see References.
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