'Pompeii' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Pompeii
Red blend. Velvety red with yellow reverse. Mild, damask fragrance. 30 to 32 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, ovoid buds.
Thornless (or almost), upright. Large, leathery foliage.
Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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) .