"Victoria Evergreen China"

(Pronounced: Vik TORE re-ah EVER green CHINA)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Victoria Evergreen China"

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"Victoria Evergreen China" was found growing in the Evergreen Cemetery in Victoia, Texas by the Texas Rose Rustlers. Some rosarians believe that this may be the original 'Cramoisi Superieur'.

An identical rose "Gilbert's Red", has been found growing in the Texas Hill Country near Boerne, and its oral history extends back to the 1850's.

 

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"Victoria Evergreen China" flowers are double, deeply cupped, and 3" in diameter. The leaves curve inward, giving the bloom a ball shape as it opens.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Victoria Evergreen China" is a found rose that was collected Evergreen Cemetery in Victoria, TX. It may be a sport of the original 'Cramoisi Supérieur'. The medium sized blooms (2" - 3") are crimson red, cupped, and double.

The blooms occur in clusters and have occasional small white stripes along the petals. The growth habit is bushy, erect, and vigorous.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensi

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"Victoria Evergreen China" was introduced by in the 1980's by the Texas Rose Rustlers.  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

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



"Victoria Evergreen China" is a moderate bush 3 to 4 feet in height, with typically China branching patterns.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green and dull.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. "Victoria Evergreen China" starts blooming in March in the Texas Hill Country and repeats in cycles throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    30 to 35          

"Victoria Evergreen China" flowers are double, deeply cupped, and 3" in diameter. The leaves curve inward, giving the bloom a ball shape as it opens.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

DR - Dark Red. "Victoria Evergreen China" blooms are dark red, bordering on blood red.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fagrant

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Victoria Evergreen China" is very hardy and disease resistant rose, that adapts to adverse soil conditions.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Victoria Evergreen China" is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


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

"Victoria Evergreen China" will tolerate some shade, but prefers sun.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

"Victoria Evergreen China" was found growing in the Evergreen Cemetery in Victoia, Texas. Some rosarians believe that this may be the original 'Cramoisi Superieur'.

An identical rose "Gilbert's Red", has been found growing in the Texas Hill Country near Boerne, and its oral history extends back to the 1850's. This lends support to the assumed antiquity of "Victoria Evergreen China".

A very similar rose, "Victoria Evergreen Red", which is somewhat larger and blooms more frequently was found in Seguin, Texas.

 
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