'Josephine Bruce' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Josephine Bruce
Exhibition name: Josephine Bruce
Dark red to crimson. Mild fragrance. 24 to 25 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Very large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, spreading, well-branched. Dark green foliage.
Height of 2' to 47" (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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) .