'Chrysler Imperial' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Chrysler Imperial (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts, 1952)
Dark red. Strong, clove, rose fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 4.75". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Compact. Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 30" to 6' (75 to 185cm). Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Hardy. vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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).