The beautiful Change of Heart Rose bears lovely pink colored, high centered Hybrid Tea roses.
They are very disease resistant roses that are resistant to some of the worst diseases to bother rose plants. Both Powdery Mildew and Rust rarely bother this rose. (One source says it is also resistant to black spot, while another source says it is susceptible to it)??
As the ovoid pointed buds begin, they are a cream color, then slowly turn pink, as the double, high centered blooms are opening. They have a 'change of heart' and decide to be a rich dark pink rose with just a hint of white on the outer petals and petal backs.
The beautiful flowers have a rich, strong fragrance that will perfume the entire room! And yes, they make wonderful cut flowers for the vase! The single, high centered blooms come on long sturdy stems that measure 14-16 inches long. Once cut, the lovely blooms are long lasting in the vase (up to a week).
Type Hybrid Tea rose
Hybridizer Dr. Keith W. Zary United States 2005 (Jackson & Perkins)
Blooms (Pink Blend) Pink with white reverse. Double, high centered bloom form. Roses have 25-30 petals, and are about 5" across
Foliage Leathery, medium size, dark green and glossy
Growth Habits Grows tall, upright, well branched. Reaches 6' tall by 4' wide.
Fragrance Strong, Spice (clove) fragrance
Hardy Zones 5-9
This is a healthy growing, disease resistant rose that begins blooming in early summer and continues to bloom through late summer, giving you continual bloom all season.
If you want Hybrid tea roses for a cutting garden (or just like to cut your roses) this is the one you have been searching for! It is most certainly one of the best roses for cut flower!
Not only is it a great rose for cutting, but the Change of Heart rose makes a nice tall hedge or shrub rose for the back of the garden.
The erect stems keep the roses sitting on top of them (Reminds me of the Queen Elizabeth rose).
Removing the spent blooms (deadheading) keeps the flowers coming.