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'St. Francis Xavier' rose Description
'St. Francis Xavier' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Tomxav
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Tea.
Registration name: Tomxav
Exhibition name: St. Francis Xavier
Origin:
Bred by George L. Thomson (Australia, 2004).
Introduced in Australia by Ross Roses in 2004 as 'St. Francis Xavier'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape, shrub or specimen.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune lightly or not at all.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Notes:
Parentage shown on HMF is that listed by the ARS, which receives parentage information as part of the registration process. Ross Roses in Australia lists a different parentage: Francis Dubreuil x General Gallieni. See Reviews & Comments.
 
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