The Brandy Rose is a Hybrid Tea rose that bears lovely apricot roses the size of saucers. The color of this rose is a soft apricot blend. The long pointed buds of the Brandy rose open to become 5-6" double blooms with 25-30 petals.
This beauty will benefit from a bit of afternoon shade in hotter climates. This is a wonderful exhibition rose that displays perfect form. The plant is vigorous, and bushy.
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Introduced in 1981 by Swim & Christensen.
Blooms The buds begin a vivid deep apricot color, that fades slightly to a warm rich color upon opening. The flowers can become quite large in warmer climates. The flower form is informal and loose. The fully open flowers sit on stems that are densely covered with large glossy leaves.
Growth Plants of this rose can grow 5-6 feet tall. The bush will perform best after a year of growing, so don't expect much the first season. Once established, the plant grows vigorously upright, and will bloom profusely all season.
Awards AARS 1982
Hardiness Zone zones 7-10
Rose Type This Hybrid Tea rose needs winter protection in it's climate zone (7-10) It will benefit from some afternoon shading in the hotter climates.
Tip It is best not to cut flowers from a rose bush in the first year of it's growth. It will do better to simply let it flower, and keep it dead-headed, without trying to cut long stems of blooms.
Give it time, and you'll be rewarded with plenty of future blooms.
Disease resistant, except for the common rose disease Black Spot.
This is a great exhibition rose, and one of the best of the apricot roses. Flowers are good for cutting because of the classically formed blooms, and soft apricot color.
Pick a handful of these, pair them with some Baby's Breath, a few ferns, and you have a lovely bouquet to display.
American Rose selections (AARS) winner.