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Rosa 'Navy Lady'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Navy Lady
Hybridized by Claude Richer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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No positives
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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative tgwWhale On Dec 24, 2014, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I admit: I am not being fair to this rose when I rate it negative. I ran into it at a local garden center in the spring of 2014 and I noticed two things on the tag: the first is that it said "hybrid tea" and the second was that it said "Zone 4 hardy." For someone who lives in NE Wisconsin, finding a hybrid tea that was hardy to zone 4 was about as exciting as finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, so I snapped it up.

But it isn't a hybrid tea, no matter what the tag (from "Bailey Nursery") said. (The tag was put there by the nursery, not the garden center.where I bought it.) It is considered a shrub rose, but in my experience its growth habit is more like a floribunda's. It throws very large sprays of smallish (2") semi-double flowers at the end of long (2 to 3 foot) stems. The sprays are too heavy for the strength of the stems, and with any rain getting into the flowers, the stems sag down into the mud, and the flowers are ruined. Perhaps if the rose is not so heavily fertilized. the growth habit would not be so extreme. But in my climate it is typical that only a few inches at the bottom of the rose survive the winter, so I have to push them hard with a lot of fertilizer.

The flower itself is very dark red; too dark for my taste.

I suppose it is not the fault of the cultivar that "Bailey Nursery" mislabeled the one I bought. But I was not at all pleased with this rose.


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

Casco, Wisconsin

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