'Admiral Ward' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Admiral Ward
Exhibition name: Admiral Ward
Crimson, scarlet shading, purple shading. Moderate fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). 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.
Dedicated to Rear Admiral Aaron Ward (October 10, 851 Philadelphia - July 5, 1918 Roslyn N.Y.), U.S. navy officer and well-known rose Lover. Jean Gordon writes in her book "Immortal Roses": "It was hinted by some of the Admiral's naval friends that the Admiral's flagship had a curious way, when on a cruise, of "happening into" French Harbors which were within easy distance of Lyons..."