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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Oldtimer'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oldtimer
Additional cultivar information:(aka KORol, Coppertone, Old Time)
Hybridized by Kordes
Registered or introduced: 1969
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Silverado, California

Hampton, Illinois

Joliet, Illinois

Delphi, Indiana

Marshalltown, Iowa

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dallas, Texas

Snohomish, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 1, 2014, Lodomeria from Las Cruces, NM wrote:

Double-fist size blooms, little to no scent. Remarkable color blend. Has been hard to find commercially.


On Feb 2, 2008, Modjeskalady from Silverado, CA wrote:

I live in zone 10, so I have a long growing season, but this rose gets to be HUGE. Very much like a climber, and I have several different climbers. I love the rose.


On May 15, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this rose. It's a Kordes rose that is great for cutting and has lovely shaped blooms.