Chicago Peace Rose, lovely pink hybrid Tea Roses with a blend of pink and yellow flowers that are large, showy and slightly fragrant. An amazing color blend on this bi-color rose.
The deep pink grows into a darker yellow at the base, with streaks of pink, yellow, and apricot.
The Chicago Peace rose, was discovered by a gardener (Johnston, 1962) in her backyard in Chicago. Some think this sport of the Peace rose is by far the best! Others think it misses the delicate touch of it's parent,and dislike the way the flowers quickly fade to a duller pink and cream color when fully open. I think they are lovely!
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Johnston 1962
Blooms Pink colored flowers, have a canary yellow base. The large 5-6 inch high-centered flowers have around 60 petals
Growth Habits This rose grows tall (4 1/2 to 6 feet) It is spreading, upright, vigorous, and bushy.
Foliage It has leathery, shiny dark green leaves that are disease resistant, but prone to black spot.
Fragrance slight fragrance
Awards Portland Gold medal 1962
Hardy Zone Hardy zones 6-10
The original Peace rose is primarily yellow, with a hint of pink, but these hybrid roses are deep rose pink, light rose, apricot, and yellow, with more intense colors. The Chicago Peace has showy, fragrant blooms that are full form, with a fruity/tea scent. The plant has good all-season bloom. These gorgeous classically formed blooms make striking cut flowers, and are simply stunning in the garden.
Hybrid tea roses owe their popularity in part to their amazing color
range, which notably includes yellow shades, that are not often found in
other varieties. This sport of the Peace rose can certainly attest to
They have long, straight stems, lovely pointed buds, and high centered
blooms. The long lasting blossoms, which continue all season, are good
exhibition roses, and make wonderful cut flowers for the vase.