'Léonidas' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: MEIcofum
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.
Red blend, yellow reverse. 23 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Carlton Rose Nurseries
describes this rose as: Ocher rosy-brown, with cream yellow reverse when cooler, burnt orange when warm. Marketed as "the man's rose"...
Michael at Michael's Premier Roses says this rose has exhibitors scrambling. It has a fantastic color combination and although it needs cool weather to bring out the russet tones, the orange with gold reverse is just as stunning...
Named for a type of Belgian chocolate.