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'Chrysler Imperial' rose Description
'Chrysler Imperial (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts, 1952)' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
71 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Chrysler Imperial
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, 1952).
Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.) as 'Chrysler Imperial'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  45 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Compact.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 6' (75 to 185 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,167   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
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