"San Leandro Dark Red HT" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Deborah Petersen
Dark red. Velvety dark red, sometimes showing stamens. Strong, damask fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Grey-green foliage.
Height of 3' (90 cm).
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San Leandro is a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area
From the Vintage Catalog: "One of the blackest red Hybrid Teas we know, and very very fragrant. This holds so well in all weathers that it deserves to be widely grown."
COLOUR: Spring - Blacker. Autumn: Redder.
PETALS: Spring: ? Autumn: 19 to 21.
SEPALS: leafy sepal tip.
PEDICEL: Sparsely glandular, as is the base of the receptacle which is otherwise glabrous.
HIP: slightly depressed globular. Orange-red
FOLIAGE: Oval to round leaflets, end leaf largest, serrated leaf edge,
Leaf: 5.5 inches (14cm) long. Largest terminal leaf: 3 inches (7.5cm) long & 2 inches (5cm) wide.
HEIGHT: 3 feet tall
BUSH: Produces basals. Stiff stems.
THORNS: moderately armed
BLOOM CYCLE: regular flushes and a quick turnaround
‘Crimson Glory’ has a larger 1/2 in. white petal nub
'Charles Mallerin' has green wood
'Nigrette' 1934 has green wood and is a smaller bush than "San Leandro Dark Red HT"
‘Red Letter Day’ 1914 has no fragrance.