'El Cid' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: El Cid
Exhibition name: El Cid
Orange-red, ages to scarlet. Average diameter 4.25". Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Bushy, upright. Medium, semi-glossy foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..