'Traviata ™' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.Registration name: MEIlavio
Hybrid Tea. (Series: Romantica ™)
Dark red, darker reverse. None / no fragrance. 100 to 110 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height: 43" to 47" (110 to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Disease susceptibility: 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).
United States - Patent No: PP 10,845 on 30 Mar 1999 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 4 Sep 1997
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 27).