"Victoria Evergreen Red"

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

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Victoria Evergreen Red"

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"Victoria Evergreen Red" was found growing in Seguin, Texas. It closely resembles "Victoria Evergreen China", but is somewhat larger and blooms more frequently. Some rosarians believe that this may be the original 'Cramoisi Superieur'.

A nearly 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 Red" flowers are double, deeply cupped, and 3" in diameter. The leaves curve inward, giving the bloom a spherical shape as it opens.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Victoria Evergreen Red" is a found rose that is very similar to "Victoria Evergreen China", but it makes a larger plant. 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 Red" was introduced by in the 1980's by the Texas Rose Rustlers.  

DATE:

1832 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    5 '     to    7 '           Width:    4 '     to    5 '



"Victoria Evergreen Red" a large upright bush 5 to 6 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 Red" starts blooming in March in the Texas Hill Country and repeats in cycles throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.50"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    30 to 40          

"Victoria Evergreen Red" 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 Red" blooms are dark red, bordering on blood red.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. "Victoria Evergreen Red" has a moderate fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Victoria Evergreen Red" is very hardy and disease resistant rose, that adapts to adverse soil conditions. It will tolerate some shade, but prefers sun.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Victoria Evergreen Red" is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


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

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

"Victoria Evergreen Red" was found growing in Seguin, Texas by the Texas Rose Rustlers in the late 1980's. It is very similar to the "Victoria Evergreen China", but this rose is somewhat larger and blooms more frequently.

A nearly 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 Red".

 
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