Rose (Rosa 'Oklahoma') in the Roses Database

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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Nearly black
Growth Habit: Tall, 4-8 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Swim & Weeks, 1964
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin
Child plants: one child plant

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Scientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette DiseaseScientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette Disease
October 20, 2017

The team is pursuing three issues: the virus, the mite and rose plant resistance to the disease, according to Byrne, professor of Rosa and Prunus Breeding and Genetics for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, and Rose Rosette Disease Project director. And now they are soliciting help from people who like to grow roses as well.

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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-06
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Location: Liberty Hill, TxDate: 2014-10-08
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Location: Denver CO MetroDate: 7/22/2010Very leggy for now, not shade tolerant at all.  Will be moved to
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-06
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, TexasDate: 2014-05-03
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Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, TexasDate: 2014-05-03
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Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, TexasDate: 2014-05-03
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-03
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-06-17
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Comments:
Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 7:35 PM

Developed at Oklahoma State University. It became the official state flower of Oklahoma in 2004.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jul 26, 2013 10:37 AM

Survives zone 5 winters with minimal winter mulch protection, but dies down practically 100% to the ground. By mid summer, is about 2' tall. Only produces 2-3 canes. One of my absolute favorite reds. Smells strong like Mr. Lincoln, but doesn't purple with age like Mr.L does. Good vase life.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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September 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 3, 2016 9:18 AM 188
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My Roses in Burning Heat: by kbw664 Oct 22, 2016 5:12 PM 30
May 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 2, 2016 9:47 AM 366
March 2016, Photos and Chat by zuzu Apr 2, 2016 8:42 AM 251
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The last gasp of summer by Henhouse Nov 2, 2015 10:47 AM 62
June 2015, photos and chat by zuzu Jun 29, 2015 3:04 PM 117
May 2015, photos and chat by zuzu Jun 21, 2015 3:56 PM 163
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December 2014 -- photos and chat by zuzu Jan 7, 2015 9:30 AM 29
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