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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Billy Graham'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Billy Graham
Additional cultivar information: (New Generation Roses Collection, aka Billy Graham, JACgray)
Hybridized by Zary; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

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Patent Information:

Other Details:
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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 softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral JSS On Aug 9, 2001, JSS from Cordova, MD wrote:

A cross between Honor and Color Magic.
Vigorous plant.
Long, pointed buds
18 inch stems
5 inch blooms
25 petals
glosy, dark green foliage
delicate sweet frangrance
contantly blooming
Uknown, but one of my favorite teas.


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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gainesville, Virginia
Charles Town, West Virginia

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