'K. of K.' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patsy & Ed Cunningham
Scarlet - crimson, darker highlights. Moderate fragrance. 7 to 10 petals. Medium, single to semi-double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' (90 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew, susceptible to rust .
'K. of K.' currently commercialized is a semi-double to double variety not in line with the original descriptions.
Kitchener died on June 5, 1916, when HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank off the Orkney Islands.