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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Olde Romeo'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Olde Romeo
Additional cultivar information: (PP9404, aka HADromeo)
Hybridized by Davidson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lancer23 On May 27, 2013, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

If you want this rose, you probably have have to propagated it your self because its not widely available. Very dark red almost black high petal count. Bloom last 2 weeks on plant. Do color fade and wind damage a bid in my area. Smells like lichee fruit so sweet. Just for the scent is worth planting it. repeat flowers, insect damage on foliage otherwise healthy. very thorny. strong cane, stem. One of the best rose I ever have. A gem of a rose, far superior then any D.A. englishes roses.


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

San Francisco, California (2 reports)

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