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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Russet
Extra Bloom Info: Large, full, high-centered
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Muted burgundy red, silvery-mauve highlights, coral-orange center
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Maurice Combe, 1968

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)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Russet
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Coup de Foudre x Kordes' Perfecta

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Photo gallery:
The purple fades to a smoky mauve, but the center remains a vivid
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Location: Long Beach, CADate: September 25, 2016A smoky bloom in cool weather.
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The combination of deep purple with an intense orange center is u
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Oct 8, 2010 9:22 PM

Most of the Smoky roses currently available in commerce are not Smoky at all. I bought Smoky at the end of the 1960s and I remember what a sensation it was at the time because of the smoky purple outer petals, the russet red interior, and the vivid orange center. It was a tall and vigorous rose. Most of the Smoky roses sold today are compact plants that never top 3 feet and they usually are a solid brick red. I finally tracked down the real Smoky at Burlington Nursery.

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January 2016 -- Photos and chat by zuzu Feb 13, 2016 9:42 AM 158
July 2015, Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 29, 2015 2:14 PM 99
Burlington Nursery by RoseBlush1 May 5, 2015 7:44 AM 14

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