'Hurst Gem' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Orange blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Hurst Gem
Exhibition name: Hurst Gem
Orange-red. Orange-scarlet. Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders.
A later reference quotes the parentage as a sport of 'Orleans Rose'
Early references quote this rose is a sport of 'Orange King'. However, it is not known which 'Orange King':
Orange King (polyantha, Cutbush, 1922) or
Orange King (polyantha, Wezelenburg, 1926)