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Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea Rose 'Montezuma'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Montezuma
Additional cultivar information:(PP1383)
Hybridized by Swim
Registered or introduced: 1955
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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


Opelika, Alabama

San Jose, California

Madison, Illinois

Wichita, Kansas

North Augusta, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Hutto, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

Richmond, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 6, 2014, Irish_Witch from Wichita, KS wrote:

I came upon this rose at a discount store (Big Lots) and it was in pretty terrible shape. Was marked at 80% off so I thought there wasn't much to lose if it didn't make it. (spent a whopping 75 cents on it)

Planted it in a 5 gallon bucket (we are getting ready to move, so hence the temp container) and drenched the roots with a banana slurry I had made beforehand.
I used normal potting mix with a dash of sphagnum peat moss, perlite, kelp powder and compost.
No extra coddling to speak of except to be careful while watering and not splash the plant excessively.

It has rewarded me by growing in leaps and bounds! It has done quite well with no problems (as of yet!) to speak of.
The growth pattern seems to be more of a climber though, then bu... read more


On May 18, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 1383 has expired


On Aug 24, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the Geneva Gold Medal in 1955, the RNRS Gold Medal in 1956, and the Portland Gold Medal in 1957.

Seed: Fandango
Pollen: Floradora