'Tipsy Imperial Concubine' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Tipsy Imperial Concubine
Light pink, cream shading. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, spreading.
Height of 35" (90 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.
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Walter Branchi says Tipsy Imperial Concubine was re-introduced by Hazel le Rougetel in 1982. This rose comes directly from China and is presumably an older variety. The large flowers are rose-colored shaded with yellow and red... Modern Roses 12 has the year of re-introduction as 1989. It is not certain that this rose is of Chinese origin, it may also be a European rose imported into China in the 19th or early 20th century.