Classification: Hybrid Tea Rose
Bred by Meilland, France, 1983
Average height: 2 ½ to 3 1/2 feet
Petal count: 80+
“Romantica” Series roses feature the look of Old Garden Roses (OGRs) on modern bushes. Since traditional OGRs grow better in cooler climates, these bushes allow Hawaii gardeners to grow modern-day OGR lookalikes in their gardens.
One of the all-time favorite roses for HRS members. Stunning cupped, globular blooms resembling peonies. Fragrance of blooms is enchanting. Semi-glossy leaves but somewhat susceptible to Powdery Mildew and Black Spot so use of fungicides is recommended. “Peace” rose and “Chyrsler Imperial” rose is in its lineage.
Yves Piages in the UGC Garden