Rose (Rosa 'Alexander') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Alexander'
'HARlex'
'Alexandra'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange red
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 6-8 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Harkness, 1972
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: Belfast Gold Medal 1974
Parentage: Tropicana x (Ann Elizabeth x Allgold)
Child plants: 5 child plants

Photo courtesy of Tasman Bay Roses

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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