'Gerda Hnatyshyn' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Light pink Hybrid Tea.Registration name: Jalgerda
Light pink. Strong, honeysuckle fragrance. 26 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, upright. Medium, glossy, dark green, holly-like foliage.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. prefers cool sites.. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , very mildew 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. Remove spent blooms only.
Very thick highly polished foliage that is highly resistant to mildew, but will suffer from black-spot if not sprayed. Has a beautiful fragrance almost as strong as its pollen parent New Zealand. Like its pollen parent the flower form is also highly variable. Can be an excellent show rose when conditions are right.