The Royal Highness rose has lovely, soft pink, classic hybrid tea rose flowers.
The flowers are so beautiful, it deserves a royal spot in your garden! The beautiful, clear pink blooms on the Royal Highness rose are exhibition quality flowers with a wonderful fragrance.
Type Hybrid Tea
Hybridizer Herbert Swim, and Weeks USA 1963
Blooms Soft, clear pink colored roses. Flowers have 40-50 petals, and measure 5-6" across
Growth Habits This rose bush grows 4' high, by 3' wide
Foliage Dark, glossy, leathery green foliage
Fragrance Yes, sort of nutty
Awards AARS 1963 Portland Gold Medal 1961 Madrid Gold Medal 1962 David Furstemberg prize 1964
Hardy zones zones 7-10
The pink blooms on Royal Highness are perfect, high centered form, in a soft, pale luminous pink color. Best described as creamy white, with pink undersides. The exquisite shade of palest pink, comes from the shadows that form between the opening petals.
Note: This lovely rose does best in sunny climates; it doesn't do well in the rain, as the rain will damage the silken petals.
This rose bush (Royal Highness)is a strong, upright grower. The plant grows busy, and is very disease resistant.
The beautiful, double bloom form rose flowers are carried on long, almost thorn-less stems. The flowers are very large (5-6"). They make nice cut flowers for the vase, and are also popular for exhibition roses.
It begins with classic, long pointed buds that become 'royal' flowers that stand out well against the dark green glossy foliage.
This is one of the 'Great Roses' of the 1960's when it was very popular.
Why was it so popular? Because no other Hybrid Tea had such large, elegant, sweet scented, soft pink flowers.
This Hybrid Tea rose is repeat flowering, and fragrant. It is a superb bedding variety.