'Eternal Youth' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Eternal Youth
Light pink, salmon-orange shading. Strong fragrance. 50 petals. Average diameter 4.75". Very large, very full (41+ petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Bushy, upright. Leathery foliage.
Height of up to 5' 11" (up to 180 cm). Width of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Vigorous. 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.
According to Rose Barni, this is one of the most widely grown of the varities of Aicardi, famous Italian breeder of the 30s.