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'El Capitan' rose Description
'El Capitan' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Stan V (Bearrose54)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red Grandiflora.
Registration name: El Capitan
Exhibition name: El Capitan
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1959).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1959 as 'El Capitan'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1961 as 'El Capitan'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Cherry-red, ages to rose-red.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,796   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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