"Bryan's Red"

(Pronounced: BRI-nz Red)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Bryan's Red"

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"Bryan's Red" is wonderful found China rose that occurs in cemeteries and at old home sites throughout Central Texas.

 

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"Bryan's Red" blooms prolifically, mostly on the upper portions of the plant. It blooms recurrently from mid-April until frost in Central Texas.

 

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The foliage is medium green, small, and neat and the flowers are small and semi-double. The petals of the flowers reflex slightly, giving them a pointed appearance.

 

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"Bryan's Red" has a good display of pea-sized orange-red hips in the fall.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Bryan's Red" is a found, China rose with small (1.0" - 1.5"), slightly fragrant, semi-double, medium red blooms. The growth habit is compact, upright, and twiggy. "Bryan's Red" repeat blooms from early spring to frost.

"Bryan's Red" occurs in numerous places in Central Texas. Its prolific bloom and dense foliage makes it a good choice for mass plantings.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensi

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"Bryan's Red" is a found rose and its date of introduction is not known. Based on the locations where it is found, it is believed to date from the early 20th century.  

DATE:

Unknown [ USA ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



"Bryan's Red" forms a compact upright bush 3' to 5' in height and 3' to 4' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

"Bryan's Red" foliage is medium green, small and very dense.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. "Bryan's Red" starts blooming in mid-April in the Texas Hill Country and repeat blooms in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      1.50"           Cluster Size:    10      to      15           Petal Count:    15 to 20          

"Bryan's Red" has small (1.0" to 1.5") semi-double blooms. The petals reflex slightly and appear pointed.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

MR - Medium Red. "Bryan's Red" has medium red blooms.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

SF - Slightly Fragrant. "Bryan's Red" is slightly fragrant.

 
HIPS:

RED - Globose. "Bryan's Red" has small (0.3") globose orange-red hips in the fall.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Bryan's Red" is a very easy rose to grow and it has no apparent disease problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Bryan's Red" is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Worth growing for ornamental value of hips
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

"Bryan's Red" is rather compact and is suitable for low hedges or growing in pots.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

"Bryan's Red" is found in cemeteries and at old home sites throughout Central Texas.

 
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Last updated 7/18/02 1:19:23 PM