Hybrid Tea Rose 'Royal Highness'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Highness
Additional cultivar information:(aka Konigliche Hoheit, Kniglicht Hoheit)
Hybridized by Swim
Registered or introduced: 1962
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Hybrid Tea


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 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Foliage Color:

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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:

Huntington Beach, California

Salinas, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Lansdale, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 20, 2017, mnemier from Huntington Beach, CA wrote:

I live in So. Cal. My spring flush this year of "Royal Highness" is just beautiful. High pointed buds, beautiful form, lovely color. No sign of black spot or rust. Just a really nice rose. I'm tempted to cut all the buds for a vase, but I think I would rather just go outside! In her vicinity, I have Blue girl, Barbra Striesand, and Perfume Delight. They are all producing beautiful flowers, but still are suffering with Black spot as is usual here in So. Cal in early spring for many roses. Royal Highness is showing none of this. Last year I had to pen her in with plant rings because she outgrew her dedicated space as was prescribed by her horticultural information. Guessing I will have to do the same this year. She is one of my lightest colored roses along with Jardin de Bagatelle, G... read more


On Oct 27, 2006, JeanneTX from Willis, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have been growing this Rose since spring 2005 . It doesn't seem to be a heavy bloomer.Blows fast


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

Bred in United States. Won the following awards:

All-America Rose Selection in 1963
Court of Show Honor four times from 1999-2001
David Fuerstenberg Prize in 1964
King of Show award in 2000
Madrid Gold Medal in 1962
Portland Gold Medal in 1960
Princess of Show twice in 1999
Queen of Show in 1998

Seed: Virgo
Pollen: Peace