'Granny Grimmetts'

(Pronounced: GRAN-nee GRIM-mets)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Granny Grimmetts'

'Granny Grimmetts'

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'Granny Grimmetts' is a beautiful Hybrid Perpetual rose with dark red velvety blooms. It is among the most remontant of the Hybrid Perpetual roses.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Granny Grimmetts' is an unusually beautiful, dark red rose. The combination of the velvety petals and the bright golden stamens combine to make a flow of exceptional beauty

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

HP

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Hilling  

INTRODUCED:

'Granny Grimmetts' was introduced in 1955 by Hilling (England) , and reintroduced in 1977.  

DATE:

1955 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Granny Grimmetts' forms a compact bush 3' - 5' high and 2' - 3' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and slightly rough.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Granny Grimmetts' starts blooming In April in the Texas Hill Country and continues to bloom throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      1           Petal Count:    35 to 35          

'Granny Grimmetts' flowers are small (2" - 3" and double. The petals are deep red and very velvety in appearance.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

DR - Dark Red. 'Granny Grimmetts' blooms are a deep velvety red with prominent golden stamens.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very Fragrant. 'Granny Grimmetts' has a strong spicy fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Granny Grimmetts' requires full sun to thrive and produce abundant flowers.

'Granny Grimmetts' responds well to improved soil and plenty of compost and mulch.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Granny Grimmetts' may be propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 200.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 39.