Chrysler Imperial

Type: Hybrid Tea

Lovely, long pointed buds open to globular flowers of dark velvety red. The 4-5” blooms contain a strong citrus scent . A must in any flower arrangements. The bush is nicely shaped with semi-glossy foliage. Over 50 years old yet still a great rose. Winner of the American Rose Society's "James Alexander Gamble Rose Fragrance Award." Only a handful of roses has won this award. All American Winner 1953 and Gold Medal Portland.

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(Gallon Pot)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s)
Specifc ARS Score 7.8
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code
Characteristics Cutting, Fragrance, Pots
Specific Color Red
Country of Origin USA
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # PP 1,167
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 3' X 2 1/2'
Year 1952


Customer Reviews (6)

The Best Red RoseReview by Carol
In my opinion this is the best red rose. It is strong growing,well over 3" since I planted it at the first of the summer. I live in zone 6.

(I dug out one I had from a local store that was virused. It had overwintered at -6 degrees. I got this one from Heirloom Roses this year to replace it.)

The strong scent will fragrance the entire room when I bring a cut blossom in the house.

The beautiful classic rose shape, a wonderful fragrance and a strong grower make this my favorite red rose. It was one of my mother's favorite red roses and now I see why! (Posted on 10/19/2018)
Wonderful!Review by Jillbean
I hade been looking around for this exact rose as when we moved from Philadelphia, I had to leave this beautiful rose bush behind. I am so happy I was able to order these as both plants I ordered are thriving, rewarding me with beautiful blooms and a fragrant rose smell. (Posted on 9/11/2018)
Waiting for another one!!Review by Kate
I am in Cheyenne, WY and it is freezing! I planted my rose in a huge pot and it is spending the winter in my dining room. It seems to be thriving.
My friend who purchased this rose for me is 95 years old in February (she lives in Sacramento, CA) and I would love to get a Chrysler Imperial rose for her.
PLEASE get them back in stock soon!
Thanks! (Posted on 1/12/2018)
WINNER!Review by Kristi
Beautiful, perfect rose bush! The gorgeous red flowers not only look good, but there are a lot of petals, so they last a long time and the fragrance is wonderful!

My list of demands for roses:
Pretty plant and flowers
Lots of petals so flowers last longer
Fragrance is good (Posted on 5/11/2017)
You got to get a Chrysler! These are amazing blooms!Review by Timbo
10 stars! (Posted on 4/25/2017)
Best Red in townReview by Johnny Cans
A great red rose. Large bush with medium green leaves. Very disease resistance. Red roses last long but tend to go to purplish color on way out. Nice bloom and great for cuttings. (Posted on 4/25/2017)

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