'Red Cross' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Dark red. Flowers strawberry red on the upper surface and cardinal red on the under surface.. Strong, raspberry fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, pointed buds.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, upright, well-branched. Medium, glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 28" to 5' (70 to 150 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen. Very vigorous. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 9,253 on 22 Aug 1995 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 25 Jul 1994
This rose was originally registered as a Grandiflora, but its official classification was subsequently changed to Hybrid Tea.