"St David's"

(Pronounced: SAY-nt DAVID-z)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"St David's"

 

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"St David's" is a beautiful, single, medium red "Bermuda" rose with prominent white eye. It is definitely a China rose that makes an upright dense bush 3' to 4' in height, but its true identity is not known..

 

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Although the blooms are not particularly fragrant, "St David's" can be relied upon to provide a distinctive splash of color to the garden throughout the growing season.

 

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The blooms are small (1-1/2" to 2"), single, and medium red, with distinctive white eyes. "St David's" begins blooming in April and produces flowers more or less continuously until frost.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"St David's" is a beautiful, single, medium red "Bermuda" rose with prominent white eye. It is definitely a China rose that makes an upright dense bush 3' to 4' in height, but its true identiy is not known.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

Bermuda

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"St David's is a Bermuda rose, with an unknown origin and date of introduction.  

DATE:

Unknown  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    4 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



"St. David's" makes a compact but upright bush 3' to 4' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green, smooth, and semi-glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

r - repeat. "St David's begins blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and repeat blooms in cycles throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      2           Petal Count:    10 to 12          

"St. David's" blooms are small (1-1/2" to 2") and semi-double (10 - 12 petals). They open flat to display the white eye surrounding prominent stamens.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mr - Medium red. The blooms are medium red, with a large distinctive white eye.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

nf - Not fragrant. "St David's" has no fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"St. David's is a very trouble free and reliable rose. It is very healthy rose that tolerates poorer soils, and it has no known disease or cultural problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

"St. David's" is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

"St. David's makes a wonderful specimen plant, and it also can be used in mass plantings to make a spectacular bed, or a low hedge.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Because of its compact bushy growth, rosarians in Bermuda assume that "St. David's" is a China seedling or sport, but its true identity is not known.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 559.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1997 Reference Guide. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1997, p. 10.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 20.

Last updated 10/13/2001 3:11:03 PM