Rose (Rosa 'Olympiad') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Olympiad'
'MACauck'
'Olympiode'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV, 1982
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1984

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: 3-5 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: Red Planet x Pharaoh
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Seedfork On April 12, 2015 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant this year, hard to imagine a more perfect looking bloom. The most beautiful dark red.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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All-America Rose Selections by Mike Sep 25, 2020 8:52 AM 25
Looking for HT varieties for no-spray gardening. by MikeInBatonRouge Jun 10, 2020 4:36 PM 30
Help identifying a red [hybrid tea?] rose? by bburr25 Mar 28, 2020 6:10 PM 8
Help identifying this fragrant red rose by kohala Jan 13, 2020 8:29 PM 7
Best 5 roses this year by Canadian_Rose Sep 4, 2019 12:29 AM 58
August 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 31, 2019 10:08 PM 261
Just harvested my first rose seeds--and a question? by Mustbnuts Jul 7, 2019 12:45 AM 42
Least-risky options to order roses for 2019 by ac91z6 Aug 25, 2018 3:28 PM 45
July 2018 -- photos and chat by zuzu Aug 5, 2018 5:11 PM 170
Air propagation of roses totally works! by WitchyWV Jun 29, 2018 10:27 PM 6
I would love any suggestions by Yiayia May 12, 2018 6:48 PM 2
May 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 30, 2018 10:44 PM 66
Best performing roses by Mari33 Jul 27, 2020 5:26 PM 30
March 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Apr 3, 2018 3:02 PM 102
🌹February 2018 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Feb 27, 2018 10:02 AM 116
Which roses have you ordered for the 2018 season? by zuzu Jun 22, 2018 4:03 PM 163
🌹OCTOBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Oct 31, 2017 11:48 AM 176
Rose vigor by Steve812 Aug 22, 2017 9:21 PM 65
Help! Rose not blooming!!! by bloominholes2fill Jun 14, 2018 9:23 PM 17
✺ JULY 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Aug 6, 2017 12:24 AM 201

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