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'El Cid' rose Description
'El Cid' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
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Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: El Cid
Exhibition name: El Cid
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, 1969).
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange-red, ages to scarlet.  Average diameter 4.25".  Medium-large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy foliage.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,075  on  10 Aug 1971   VIEW USPTO PATENT