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'Castle Bravo' rose Description
'174-02-17' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Red blend Hybrid Bracteata.
Registration name: ARDeuteride
Exhibition name: Castle Bravo
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 2002).
Hybrid Bracteata.  
Light red fading to a pinkish light red/coral. It has a dark purplish dot at the base of each petal..  None to mild, apple fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, pointed buds.  
Medium, arching, armed with thorns / prickles.  Small, glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).
Hardy.  very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Breeder's notes:
This is a breeding plant only.

Although it is rarely generous with bloom, its offspring often bloom copiously. Seedlings bred from it often have excellent dark glossy foliage and great vigor. It has been recently observed that many of the offspring from this plant have near immunity to Blackspot, and this makes this a potentially valuable plant for hybridizing.
I have noted also that although this is a fiercely thorny hybrid, it is capable of producing thornless offspring when mated with a thornless parent.
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