bred by McGredy, Ireland 1923.
If you like roses like 'Altissimo' but don't want a large shrub,
then perhaps 'Vesuvius' is a good choice for you. This is one
of the more obscure single-bloomed Hybrid Teas, of which there used
to be quite a few. 'Dainty Bess' is likely the most famous survivor
of this style, and is much more widely grown than 'Vesuvius'.
is a very nice rose, growing in the short Hybrid Tea manner to about
3.5 feet. It blooms in clusters of 3 to 7 usually, and the blooms last
well for a single-petaled rose. The color is as rich and lovely as you
could desire and is very much like 'Altissimo' in hue. This rose
should be seen much more often in gardens, for it is an exceptionally
beautiful single rose.
merit rating: NA
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
6 to 10, zone 5 with considerable protection.
Shrub size: 2.5 to 4 feet tall X 2 feet wide.
Fragrance: 2.0, light fragrance.
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