Hybrid Tea 1964 Herbert C. Swim & O. L. Weeks
Dark red - 40 to 45 petals
Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin
ARS rating 6.3
Verdict: Excellent rose everywhere I have grown it except Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. One of my favorite scents too.
Acquired: 1995 and 1998
Growth habit : 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide - foliage is thicker on this rose here than it was in Sacramento.
Hardiness: Needs protection for a good spring start. Slow to get going after a frigid winter.
Fragrance: Very strong - intoxicating
Flushes: 20 to 30
Repeat: Good - 5 to 6 weeks
Vase life: Good - about a week
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