'Oklahoma' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Oklahoma (Hybrid Tea, Swim & Weeks, 1963)
Exhibition name: Oklahoma
Dark red. Strong, old rose, sweet fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Matte, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height: 4' to 8' (120 to 245cm). Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b. Disease susceptibility: very 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).
The State of Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on 16 November 1907.