The Mojave rose are Hybrid tea roses of an unusual color. They begin as very long, pointed buds, of deep, pure orange, and open rather loosely into apricot/orange colored blooms that are tinted red.
(The colors of a desert sunset)The blooms have prominent veining that adds to their uniqueness.
Pronounce the Mojave rose; 'Mohavee' in the California manner.
The double flowers are very fragrant with a high centered bloom form. The fragrance is sweet and fruity. The rose blooms are quite large (up to 4 1/2")and have 25 petals.
In warm weather they open rather quickly, and as they age, slowly turn pink.
Note; Some gardeners that grow this rose admit to it not being as fragrant as they expected; but the sheer beauty of the blooms seem to make up for the lack of a strong fragrance!
Type Large Flowered Hybrid Tea
Hybridizer Herbert C. Swim (USA) 1954
Blooms Apricot orange color with a red tint.
Foliage Glossy green foliage
Fragrance Very strong fragrance
Growth Habit Upright growing bush, grows 3-4 1/2' high and 2' wide.
Awards Bagatelle Gold medal 1953, Geneva Gold Medal 1953, All-American Rose Selection 1954,
Hardy Zones Hardy in zones 6b through 9b
The bush grows upright, and produces repeat flushes with lots of blooms. The repeating flushes are rapid and continue through summer and fall.
Mojave produces lots of glossy green foliage as a nice backdrop to the beautiful blooms.
Parentage;'Charlotte Armstrong x Signora
There is a climbing form of this rose; Climbing Mojave (Trimper, Australia 1964). The climbing one also has good repeat bloom through the seasons.
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