HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Kathleen O'Rourke' rose Description
'Kathleen O'Rourke' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Exhibition name: Kathleen O'Rourke
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, 1976).
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1980 as 'Kathleen O'Rourke'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange-pink.  Strong fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Large, matte foliage.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Heat tolerant.  
Comment under: Breeder, Colin Dickson. from Linda Stewart March 15, 2006:
Kathleen O'Rourke was named in 1976 for an Australian lady as a gift from her husband. She had two ambitions in life; the first being to launch a ship (which was arranged by husband through his business contacts) and the second was to have a rose named for her.
© 2021