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'Velvet Fragrance' rose Description
'Velvet Fragrance (Hybrid Tea, Fryer before 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jay-Jay
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: FRYperdee
Exhibition name: Velvet Fragrance
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (1948-....) (United Kingdom, before 1985).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Strong, damask fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 35" to 40" (90 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
Growing:
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) .  
Notes:
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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