Hybrid Tea Rose 'Lasting Love'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lasting Love
Additional cultivar information:(aka ADHarman, Lasting Love, Commandant Cousteau, Grand Huit, Grande Classe, Le Grand Huit)
Hybridized by Adam
Registered or introduced: 1993
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

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:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall




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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Desert View Highlands, California

Charlotte, North Carolina

Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 3, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Rosa 'Lasting Love' is dusky deep crimson red in bud, and once open is often suffused with hues of deep rich pink, although retaining the overall impression of a deep red rose with a sweet damask fragrance.
Winner of Most Fragrant Rose at NZ Rose of the Year Hamilton 2007.


On Dec 21, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I had a Lasting Love for about two years. i didn't like it for two reasons. First, it was advertised when I bought it as a dark red rose, and it wasn't; the photos that appear in this web page are accurate in portraying the color. Second, the growth habit was poor. The stems were too short for good cut flower use, the flowers did not as a whole have good form, and often the flowers "balled up" and did not open. I culled it after two years.


On Aug 3, 2007, twilightsrose from Victoria, BC wrote:

The healthiest rose I own....beautiful glossy green leaves that look almost plastic/unreal on a bushy plant with big beautiful blooms. Blooms on this plant are dark pinkish red, and have a strong true rose frangrance. Very hardy, with no sign of any disease...

I grow a number of roses in containers on a enclosed balcony. Some have had rust, some have had powdery mildew (a couple quite bad) and some have had a hard time with spider mites. But this rose plant still looks nearly flawless, with no sign of any disease, and barely affected by spider mites.