'Pride of England' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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Red. Mild fragrance. 30 petals. Average diameter 5". Double (17-25 petals), full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, spiral centers bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, upright, well-branched. Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 45" (115 cm). Width of 26" (65 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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).
European Union - Patent No: 4599 on 7 Jun 1999
Application No: 19980561 on 14 Apr 1998
The Football Association chose 'Pride of England' as an emblem of support for the England football team in the 1998 World Cup tournament.
Breeder: Richard Harkness. Participated in the 1998 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)