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'National Velvet' rose Description
'National Velvet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: BURalp
Exhibition name: National Velvet
Bred by Larry Burks (United States, 1988).
Introduced in United States by Co-Operative Rose Growers in 1990 as 'National Velvet'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Deep velvet red.  Mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to flat, urn-shaped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, long sepals, pointed buds.  
Tall, dense, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  

Height: 4' to 6' (120 to 185cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 7,236  on  29 May 1990   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Mar 1989