'Countess of Stradbroke' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Dark red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Countess of Stradbroke
Exhibition name: Countess of Stradbroke
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.
Dark red. Does not blue. Strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing, thornless (or almost). Medium, medium green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of 15' (455 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.
The petal count seems to have dropped over the years. 'Countess of Stradbroke' used to average 40 petals. Refer the 1929 reference.