'Liberty' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Liberty
Crimson. Velvety thick stiff petals of an even shade forming an elongated (tall) bloom. Strong fragrance. Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower. 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) .
In a speech on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry uttered the immortal words, "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Some references indicate 'Liberty' was a poor grower. Blooms lasted well when cut.