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'Olé' rose Description
'Olé (grandiflora, Armstrong, 1964)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kaye Kettrey's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Grandiflora.
Registration name: Olé
Origin:
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, 1964).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1964 as 'Olé'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 1966 as 'Olé'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Orange-red.  Strong fragrance.  50 petals.  Medium, very full (41+ petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b 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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,474  on  16 Feb 1965   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
From email: The bush grows to about 4' and makes a stunning display in the landscape. Best of all, the flowers last well in the vase, too!