Rose (Rosa 'Great Western') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Bourbon
Extra Color Info: Cherry-red, with purple shading
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1838
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Seedling of: Celine

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:13 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Long, flexible canes with rounded green leaves produce masses of flat, quartered purplish-maroon roses from late spring well into summer. As with most Bourbons, there may be some later flowers at scattered intervals. Well scented and luscious in arrangements; be sure to bring these blooms indoors to enjoy."

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