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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Firefighter'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Firefighter
Additional cultivar information: (aka Firefighter, ORAdel)
Hybridized by Orard; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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Class:
Hybrid Tea

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Patented

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ffffrrrr On Jul 28, 2010, ffffrrrr from Santa Clara, CA wrote:

My Firefighter is among the most fragrant roses I've ever smelled, and I've smelled hundreds of different kinds (including the really strongly scented old roses, and the Austin roses inspired by them). I'd call it "extremely fragrant"... easily in the top 1%. Oh, and it does well when neglected, too. My harshest criticism would be that it tends to be a one cane wonder the first year, and only offer a few blooms. After that, it's an amazing rose.

Positive WinterGirl21 On Jul 18, 2010, WinterGirl21 from Vancouver, BC (Zone 6b) wrote:

My Firefighter rose is strongly fragrant and highly disease resistant. A winner!

Positive slake On Oct 25, 2006, slake from Lubbock, TX wrote:

I planted Firefighter this spring and can positively state that strongly fragrant is accurate. It's a wonderful rose. I purchased it through Edmund's which now appears to have gone out of business. I'd love to know if anyone else is going to carry it.

Neutral KatWolfdancer On May 3, 2006, KatWolfdancer from Estacada, OR wrote:

"Fragrance: Strong, sweet "

This is the description of the rose from the grower, is it really just "slightly fragrant"??? How disappointing!

Will found out for sure this summer.

Regional...

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

Richmond, British Columbia
Mission Viejo, California
Santa Clara, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Grand Haven, Michigan
High Point, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lubbock, Texas
Norfolk, Virginia
Graham, Washington



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