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Rosa 'Ingrid Bergman'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ingrid Bergman
Additional cultivar information: (PP6264, aka POUlman)
Hybridized by Olesen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Hybrid Tea

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are moderately thorny

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 woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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6 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Cville_Gardener On Mar 12, 2013, Cville_Gardener from Middle TN
United States (Zone 7a) wrote:

My all-time favorite red rose. Large, floriferous and gorgeous. Love it!

Positive 80s_child On Feb 2, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

Gorgeous LARGE FORMAL Velvety Dark Red Rose. Always is BIG showcase & stand out between all my red roses in my garden, just amazing incurable formal deep Red/Velvet rose & hold to that color till end,NEVER fades away & also stay on for long time ,just Gorgeous to lQQk at... I have two of them as rose trees one in front my house one in back.. Repeats blooms, disease FREE .. well in growth with amazing gorgeous showcase looks, CANT SAY enough about this Masterpiece! this is MUST HAVE as a Red Rose lover WITHOUT the DOUBT!

Positive tgwWhale On Dec 13, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

Is this the best rose cultivar ever bred? Well, there is also Double Delight. But Ingrid Bergman, if it isn't number one in my book, has to be a strong number two.

First of all, it's red. Red, as in the primary color, the definition of red. It's not sort of red, or "crimson," or some such nonsense. It's red, and the color stays to the end without fading or turning to purple.

It's hardy, getting through our ugly NE Wisconsin winters if boxed and buried in ground far better than most hybrid teas. The more of the plant that gets through the winter alive, the better it will grow and the more flowers it will produce.

It is floriferous. Some years ago I had an Ingrid Bergman growing next to a Mr. Lincoln. The Mr. Lincoln might have one or two blooms open at a time; the Ingrid Bergman would have six or eight. And the rebloom is quite fast.

It even has a nice, though slight, fragrance. And it has a true "rose" fragrance, not spicy or fruity.

It does need to be sprayed for black spot; but that is true about nearly all roses. And the flower from isn't always classic; sometimes the blooms are asymmetrical.

I keep trying other red roses, but my two Ingrids are still the best two I have.

Neutral Joan On Apr 11, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6264 has expired
Positive persevere1 On Dec 27, 2005, persevere1 from Metamora, IL wrote:

Ingrid Bergman is a gorgeous shade of red---so gorgeous that it actually stands out among the many hundreds of red roses.

I have not tried it as a cut flower yet. Have found it not to be too disease resistant, but, unlike some highly susceptible hybrid teas, it does well if sprayed regularly during the growing season.

I have not found IB to be remarkable with regard to fragrance. In fact, in my garden, it is significantly lacking in fragrance, and I have not seen fragrance mentioned in the trade as a selling point. In my opinion, Ingrid Bergman does not begin to compare with the strength of fragrance of Chrysler Imperial or Mr. Lincoln, two other red roses.

Still, Ingrid Bergman is a gorgeously colored and formed red rose, one that I will keep in my garden, I expect, for years to come.

Positive jamie68 On Jul 9, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of those roses that are just good, consistent preformers, and do not need coddling! Disease resistant, wonderful, full blooms that are deep red and look like velvet!! The foliage is a rich burgandy when new as well, quite attractive...

Positive Gindee77 On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a great rose with a short habit, a strong fragrance and pretty good disease resistance. The blooms are a rich deep red and although it doesn't bloom a lot yet in my garden, the blooms are worth waiting for.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 13, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in Denmark. Spicy fragrance.

Seed: Precious Platinum
Pollen: Seedling


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

Hayward, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Rosa, California
Wrightwood, California
Hampton, Illinois
Metamora, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kenner, Louisiana
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Sterling, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
Casco, Wisconsin

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