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'Chrysler Imperial' rose Description
'Chrysler Imperial (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts, 1952)' rose photo
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Chrysler Imperial (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts, 1952)
Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, before 1952).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1952 as 'Chrysler Imperial'.
Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.) in 1952 as 'Chrysler Imperial'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1954 as 'Chrysler Imperial'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Strong, citrus, clove, damask, 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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,167  on  10 Feb 1953   VIEW USPTO PATENT