'Crimson Glory CL'

(Pronounced: CRIM-Sun GLO-Ree)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Crimson Glory CL' , 'Grimpant Crimson Glory'

'Crimson Glory CL'

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'Crimson Glory', CL is the climbing sport of Crimson Glory. It is a striking dark red Hybrid Tea rose with dark green shiny foliage.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Crimson Glory CL', the climbing sport of the famous 'Crimson Glory' Hybrid Tea rose, produces large (5"), double (30 - 35 petals), cupped and velvety crimson red flowers with a strong damask fragrance.

The blooms occur mostly singly or in small clusters throughout the growing season. The growth habit is climbing and vigorous. Its flowers are the standard by which all other dark red roses are measured.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

HT

 
SEED
PARENT:

Climbing sport of 'Crimson Glory'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

J&P  

INTRODUCED:

'Crimson Glory', CL was introduced by Jackson and Perkins in 1946.  

DATE:

1946 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    12 '           Width:    3 '     to    5 '



Crimson Glory - Climbing is a small climber, reaching heights of 8' - 12'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Crimson Glory', CL starts blooming in late spring (late April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    4.00"      to      5.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    30 to 35          

'Crimson Glory', CL flowers are large (4" to 5"), cupped and velvety crimson red.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

dr - Dark red. 'Crimson Glory', CL blooms are dark red.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very fragrant. 'Crimson Glory', CL has strong Damask scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

The climbing form of 'Crimson Glory' is much more vigorous than the bush form.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Crimson Glory', CL is propagated from cutting or by grafting to root stock.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Availability is limited

The bush form of 'Crimson Glory', whose blooms are identical to those of 'Crimson Glory', CL is the standard by which all other dark red roses are measured.

It won the National Rose Society Gold Medal in 1936 and the James Alexander Gamble Rose Fragrance Medal in 1961.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 429.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 105.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 42.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 429.