'33-03-03' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
The overall color effect is a light to medium Cherry red, fading to medium warm pink. None to mild, vanilla fragrance. 15 to 30 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, arching, climbing. Medium, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 4' (120 cm). Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be trained as a climber. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Feed this rose well. Prune lightly or not at all.
This rose was created in an effort to introduce strong coloring into Ralph Moore's 'Muriel' bracteata breeding line. It was also hoped that by using a miniature as the seed parent that plant habit would be reduced to a manageable size. The bracteatas tend to be large rampant climbers, which is not always desirable.
33-03-03 was tested by David Zlesak and determined to be a Tetraploid. It is used as breeding stock only.