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'Elite' rose Description
'Elite (hybrid tea, Tantau 1936)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kelley Macdonald
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Elite (hybrid tea, Tantau 1936)
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau (1882 - 1953) (Germany, before 1936).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1938 as 'Elite'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1941 as 'Elite'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink, orange highlights.  Mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Light green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6a through 9b.  Hardy.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Possibly a sister seedling of 'Tarantella'
 
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