'Better Times' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Rocky Tazawa
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Better Times (hybrid tea, Catron, 1932)
Cerise, red shading. Mild fragrance. 36 to 50 petals. Large, very full (41+ petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Compact, dense, thornless (or almost). Dark green, leathery foliage.
Height: 4' to 6' (120 to 185cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.