'Tournament of Roses' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
77 favorite votes.
Pink blend Grandiflora.Registration name: JACientExhibition name:
Tournament of Roses
Light coral-pink, darker reverse. Strong, opinions vary fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 7a and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Australia - Application No: 1993/005 on 1993 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 6,725 on 11 Apr 1989 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/121,748 on 17 Nov 1987
Each New Year's Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, U.S.A., home of the Tournament of Roses® Parade and Rose Bowl Game®. It's a celebration that's more than a century old--a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere in the world. The Tournament is more than just a parade and football game. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than a century.
The first Tournament of Roses Parade took place on January 1, 1886.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.