"Titus County Cemetery Rose"

(Pronounced: TIE-tuss County Cemetery Rose)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Titus County Cemetery Rose"

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This is a picture of the mature bloom of the "Titus County Cemetery Rose", pretty much at its peak.

 

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This picture shows the Titus County Cemetery Rose bush in the cemetery. Notice the scale of the bush compared to the lady, which indicates an approximate height of 6' and width of 8'.

 

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This picture of the "Titus County Cemetery Rose" appears more pink than the rose actually is. Notice the color of the new foliage.

 

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"Titus County Cemetery Rose"

 

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The "Titus County Cemetery Rose" begins to fade as soon as it is cut, and the color darkens somewhat.

 

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As the "Titus County Cemetery Rose" fades it darkens to near black, but the petals do not fall.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

The "Titus County Cemetery Rose" is a large found rose, presumably a Hybrid Tea, that is growing in the Titus County Cemetery in north Texas. Its presumed age is approximately 100 years but the marker where it is planted can no longer be read.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

HT

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

Found Rose  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    9 '           Width:    5 '     to    7 '



"Titus County Cemetery Rose" forms a huge shrub 8' high and 7' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green, leathery and matte.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      1           Petal Count:    30 to 35          

"Titus County Cemetery Rose" blooms are double, cupped, and large (3" - 4")

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

DR - Dark Red. "Titus County Cemetery Rose" blooms are dark red. They begin to darken even more as soon as they are cut and eventually are nearly black.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

The blooms darken to near black as they age.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

 

CULTURE:

"Titus County Cemetery Rose" has no apparent disease or cultural problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Titus County Cemetery Rose" may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
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