(Pronounced: CRY-sl-er IM-peer-ee-l)
The blooms of 'Chrysler Imperia' are the very essence of a refined Hybrid Tea rose.
The high centered buds open to dark blood red and velvety, globular blossoms with a distinctive and very strong citrus-fruity rose fragrance.
The growth habit of 'Chrisyler Imperial' is bushy and upright.
The blooms are high centered and extremely beautiful. In every way it is a classic Hybrid Tea rose and its fragrance is exceptional.
'Chrysler Imperial' was the first rose used in the advertising and promotion of a major consumer product - the Chrysler Imperial automobile. It is a very refined Hybrid Tea bush with large (4" - 5") dark red and highly fragrant flowers.
'Chrysler Imperia'l was raised by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts and introduced by Germain's (United States) in 1952.
1952 [ Germany ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 4 ' to 6 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'Chrysler Imperial' is erect bush that will grow to heights between 5' and 9'.
The foliage is medium-green and semi-glossy.
C - Continuous. 'Chrysler Imperial' starts blooming in mid-spring and blooms off and on throughout the growing season. The spring and fall blooms are best.
| Flower Size: 4.00" to 5.00" Cluster Size: 2 to 4 Petal Count: 40 to 50 |
'Chrysler Imperial' flowers are large (4" - 5") and globular. The buds are high-centered, classic Hybrid Tea buds. The opened flowers are double and hold their shape very well.
dr - Dark red. 'Chrysler Imperial' blooms are a dark blood-red, and velvety, with a paler reverse.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
The petal reverses are slightly paler than the fronts of the petals.
VF - Very fragrant. 'Chrysler Imperial' has a very strong citrus-fruity rose fragrance.
Zones 5 - 9
'Chrysler Imperial' is not a very hardy rose and is prone to decline and die back after a few years. It is also susceptible to mildew. It prefers warm climates and the flowers will tend to "blue" in cold weather.
'Chrysler Imperial' is is somewhat difficult to grow and propagate, but the beauty and fragrance of the blooms makes it worth the effort.
'Chrysler Imperial' is suitable as an exhibition rose or as a landscape plant. Be sure to plant it where you can enjoy the wonderful fragrance.
'Chrysler Imperial' has won many awards including, AARS, 1953 Gold Medal, ARS, 1956 Gold Medal, Portland, 1951, James Alexander Gamble Fragrance medal, ARS, 1965 John Cook Medal, ARS, 1964.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 95.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 85.
Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 43.
Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 421.