'Chevy Chase'

(Pronounced: CHE-Vee Chase)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Chevy Chase' , "Taylor Red Climber"

'Chevy Chase'

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'Chevy Chase' is an outstanding climber from the 1930's, that is thought to be the same rose as "Taylor Red Climber" from Taylor, TX.

 

'Chevy Chase'

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The picture of this specimen growing up a tripod of cedar was taken in the front yard of Marion Brandes, in Kerville, TX.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:
 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

H Mult

 
SEED
PARENT:

R. soulieana  

POLLEN
PARENT:

'Eblouissant'  

BREEDER:

Hansen  

INTRODUCED:

 

DATE:

1939 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    10 '     to    15 '           Width:    8 '     to    10 '



 

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:
 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

 

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:
 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.50"      to      2.50"           Cluster Size:    10      to      20           Petal Count:    60 to 65          

 
BLOOM
COLOR:
 
COLOR VARIATION:

 

FRAGRANCE:  
HIPS:  
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Chevy Chase' is a trouble free and hardy rose that tolerates shade and is suitable for woodland applications It has a spectacular display in the spring, but no recurrent bloom. It is resistant to blackspot and mildew.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Chevy Chase' is easily propagated from cuttintgs.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for planting in woodlands settings
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

The availability of 'Chevy Chase' is limited.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

According to Marion Brandes, "Taylor Red Climber" is actually 'Chevy Chase', a great climber from the 1920's. Marion and Frances saw it on an arch in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden some years back and never forgot it.

It is really hard to find in commerce.

'Chevy Chase' received the ARS Dr. W. Van Fleet Medal in 1939.

'Chevy Chase' is patented under plant patent # 443.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, pp. 91-92.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 82.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 339.

Scanniello, Stephen.. Climbing Roses. New York: Prentice Hall. 1994, pp. 145-147.

Scanniello, Stephen and Bayard, Tania. Roses Of America. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990, pp. 143, 184.

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