'Rivers' George IV' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid China.
Registration name: Rivers' George IV
Dark purple to violet-red, red center, crimson reverse. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cupped, expanded , globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Thornless (or almost). Glossy, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
George IV of England was born 12 August 1762 and died 26 June 1830.
For clarification about parentage, see References.