Rose (Rosa 'Old Gay Hill Red China') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Lightly cupped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Other: Found rose
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Unknown
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)
Plant Height: 4-6 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

Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 5:57 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"The bright scarlet flowers are like those of the China, ‘Martha Gonzales’, but "Old Gay Hill Red China" grows to a more commanding size. This extremely tough rose produces clusters of two inch, semi-double blooms of scarlet red with white eyes. It provides vivid color throughout the growing season and is highly effective when massed in plantings. It was found in Old Gay Hill, Texas where Thomas Affleck had his famous nursery in the last century."

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