'Won Fang Yon' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Orange or orange-red Tea.Registration name: ARDfangExhibition name:
Won Fang Yon
Coral-red, pink reverse. Often a clear Coral hue, darkening to medium red in the sunlight. Sometimes starts out a light red/coral color.. None to mild, tea fragrance. 60 to 100 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, quartered bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, ovoid buds.
Medium, bushy, well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 4' to 7' (120 to 215 cm). Width of 4' to 7' (120 to 215 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 11. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or specimen. Vigorous. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. heat tolerant. prefers warmer sites. Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, rust resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Prune lightly or not at all. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
'Won Fang Yon' is frequently cited as an excellent rose for warm climates, not surprisingly, considering its Tea pedigree. It is very generous with bloom and has a graceful architecture. It also makes a very good cut flower, apparently! Regarded as a fine choice for Florida and SoCal gardens.