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Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Uncle Joe'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Uncle Joe
Additional cultivar information:(aka El Toro, Red Mountain Peak, Toro)
Hybridized by Kern
Registered or introduced: 1972
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Class:

Hybrid Tea

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

Susceptible to mildew

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Regional

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

Hampton, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Reno, Nevada

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 17, 2013, foxtrotter from Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV wrote:

I grew this rose some years ago in Reno, Nevada. It had very large and long canes with a very large, very red bloom. In our dry high desert climate it was trouble free. I did win Queen of the show at our local rose show with it. I just wish it had some fragrance!

Negative

On Apr 20, 2006, alicewho from North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was the only rose in my garden that I gave up on, dug it up and threw it away. It was forever covered in Black Spot, regardless of how often it was sprayed.