'Dark Desire' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Aurelija D.
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Hybrid Tea. (Series: Parfuma® Collection)
Violet - red. Nearly black bud opens to violet red bloom.. Strong, apricot or peach, citrus, fruity, geranium, honey, lemon, myrrh, rose fragrance. 65 to 70 petals. Average diameter 3.75". Large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Arching, bushy. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height: up to 4½' (up to 135cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 25,528 on 12 May 2015 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/987,438 on 24 Jul 2013
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 2003. The crossing was between an ‘un-named seedling’, the seed parent, and another ‘un-named seedling’, the pollen parent by the same inventor.
Ploidy checked by David Zlesak, July 11, 2016
Dedicated to Countess Diana Bernadotte (b. April 18, 1982 Scherzingen), of the Bernadotte family branch of Mainau, Germany.
Parentage of Gräfin Diana
is stated here as Chartreuse de Parme x (Esther Geldenhuys X Seedling)