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'Big Red' rose Description
'Big Red (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1967)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of CybeRose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Big Red
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (Paolino) (1920-1987) (France, 1967).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1967 as 'Big Red'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1978 as 'Big Red'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild fragrance.  52 petals.  Average diameter 5.25".  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,693  on  13 Dec 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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