'Adriana' rose Description
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Cream, apricot shading. Caramel shading. Moderate, spice fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large buds.
Medium, well-branched. Dark green foliage.
Height of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or hedge. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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) .
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Fryer's Roses says Adriana has large elegant buds which open to reveal shapely blooms of delicate pale cream, deepening to creamy caramel, with a spicy fragrance. This rose marks the 75th anniversary of LEPRA and is named for Adriana, the fourteen-year-old Brazilian girls whose plight was highlighted in a series of remarkable BBC Blue Peter films.