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'J. Otto Thilow' rose Description
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: J. Otto Thilow
Exhibition name: J. Otto Thilow
Bred by Hendrikus Antonie Verschuren Jr. (1885-1947) (Netherlands, before 1927).
Introduced in United States by Henry A. Dreer Archive in 1927 as 'J. Otto Thilow'.
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1927 as 'J. Otto Thilow'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1928 as 'J. Otto Thilow'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Deep pink, darker center.  Moderate fragrance.  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Upright.  Glossy foliage.  

Height: up to 39" (up to 100cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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) .  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage is reversed in some of the references

Julius Otto Thilow (1855-1926) was an employee of the H. A. Dreer nursery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. He was also active in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Society of American Florists.
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