'Elizabeth Taylor' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Elizabeth Taylor
Deep pink, darker edges. Flowers deep pink with smoky edges. Mild to strong, spice fragrance. 30 to 35 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long, pointed buds.
Tall, upright. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. 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.
Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27, 1932.