Hybrid Bourbon, Hybrid China, Old Garden Rose
Rosa 'Great Western'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Great Western
Hybridized by Laffay
Registered or introduced: 1838
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Class:

Bourbon

China

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 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)

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

Bloom Color:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lincoln, California

East Bend, North Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 24, 2008, Marisa_K from Lincoln, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the fastest-growing rose I've ever had. It went from a little band-sized twig in May to an eight-foot monster in September. It is just incredibly healthy and vigorous. I love Bourbons and they do tend to get large, but this one is almost ridiculous.

Neutral

On Jun 17, 2008, gxiong from Knoxville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

The rose color is a magnificient, vibrant magenta and lightens up a partial shady area of my garden. The leaves will suffer from mildew without a fungicide application. Other than that, it is a healthy plant. The bloom size ranges from 3-4 inches diameter. The leaves are a medium size.