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Medium pink Tea.
Registration name: Adam
Exhibition name: Adam
Light pink, darker undertones. Strong, tea fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Glandular sepals, long sepals, rounded buds.
Glossy, light green, wavy or ruffled foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height: 39" to 8' (100 to 245cm). Width: 6' (185cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be trained as a climber.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Said to be the first of the Tea roses. Parentage uncertain. See References.
The identity of the rose in commerce in the USA as 'Adam' has been questioned.