The Olympiad Rose produces lovely medium red Hybrid Tea roses that are great for cutting.
This rose was named in honor of the Los angeles 1984 Olympic Games. They were planted all along the streets, and were a source of great beauty to the spectators of those games.
These beautiful rich colored red roses do not fade in the heat, and are spectacular both in the garden and in the vase.
These hybrid red tea roses are considered one of the all-time favorite red roses for exhibition and landscape use.
Type Hybrid Tea
Hybridizer McGredy 1982
Growth Habits Grows upright, bushy 4-6'
Blooms Rich, medium red color Flowers are 4 1/2-5"across, with 30-35 petals
Foliage Large size foliage is medium green color, matte, and disease resistant
Fragrance Only slight fragrance
Awards AARS 1984, Portland Gold Medal 1985Hardy zone
These Hybrid tea rose bushes are very vigorous growing, becoming a bushy plant.
It is also fairly disease resistant, holding up well to Mildew, but sometimes can be susceptible to black spot, especially in damp climates.
The large flowers are usually borne singly, but sometimes appear in clusters of up to 4. They have long, strong stems, and make nice cut flowers.
These red roses have won many prizes, in shows and exhibitions through the years. Unlike most red roses, these don't fade in the hot sun. They stay looking clear and bright,adding great color to your garden.
They make a wonderful bedding rose.