'St. Francis Xavier' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Dark red Tea.Registration name: TomxavExhibition name:
St. Francis Xavier
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.
Medium, bushy. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
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!.
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.