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'Royal Canadian' rose Description
'Royal Canadian (Hybrid Tea, Morey by 1966)' rose photo
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Royal Canadian (hybrid tea, Morey by 1966)
Bred by Dr. Dennison H. Morey (United States, before 1966).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1968 as 'Royal Canadian'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1970 as 'Royal Canadian'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Scarlet.  Strong, centifolia, old rose fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5.25".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, ovoid buds.  
Upright.  Medium, glossy, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 31" to 39" (80 to 100cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,736  on  2 May 1967   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 544,635  on  22 Apr 1966
Dennison H. Morey, Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., assignor to Jackson & Perkins Company, Newark, N. Y.
See also Jackson & Perkins' other red Hybrid Tea of this name, bred by Eugene Boerner, and released after he died in 1966. The REFERENCES for both of these roses suggest that there were two roses sold under this name, although only Morey's rose was registered with the American Rose Society and patented.
Dedicated to Gaetano Alberto ("Guy") Lombardo (June 19, 1902 London, Ontario - November 5, 1977 Houston, Texas) and his band, The Royal Canadians.