'Adam'

(Pronounced: AD-am)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Adam' , 'President' , 'The President'

 

'Adam'

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'Adam' is said to be the first of the Tea roses.

 

'Adam'

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'Adam' is an Old Garden Tea rose with beautiful, full, globular, rosy-salmon flowers.

 

'Adam'

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The blooms of Adam' are particularly dramatic and quartered as they open.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Adam' is an Old Garden Tea rose with beautiful, full, globular, rosy-salmon flowers that are often quartered.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Adam  

INTRODUCED:

'Adam' was introduced in 1838 by Adam.  

DATE:

1833 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    5 '     to    7 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



'Adam' forms a vigorous and dense bush approximately 5' x 7'. It may also be grown as a short climber against a wall, and this would be the better location in colder climates.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dense, large and dark green.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Adam' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and blooms in cycles throughout the summer.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    40 to 50          

'Adam' flowers are very large, globular, and frequently quartered.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - 'Adam' blooms are a rich rosy-pink- amber or apricot with pink tints deep in the center of the bloom.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very fragrant. 'Adam' is very fragrant. Ery Fragrant. 'Adam' is very fragrant.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Adam' is a very versitle rose that is suitable for growing in pots or forcing or growing in greenhouses. It prefers full sun, and makes excellent cut flowers.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Adam' is easily propagated through cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Adam' is said to be the first of the Tea roses.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 2.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 3.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 30.

Austin, David. The Heritage of the Rose. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, Ltd.. 1990, p. 110.

Barnard, Loretta, ed.. 500 Popular Roses for American Gardens. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.. 1997, p. 86.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 379-380.