Firefighter®

Type: Hybrid Tea

This rose can withstand intense heat and fights off diseases. Firefighter is an upright hybrid tea with small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage that provide the perfect backdrop to intensely red blooms. The exceptionally fragrant blooms have a high-centered form and approximately 40 large full petals borne mostly solitary. This repeat blooming rose is almost thornless, making it perfect for walkways, too. It grows to be 5-6’ tall and 3’ wide.

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$38.00
(Gallon Pot)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU HT511
Alternate Name(s) Hacienda ®, Red 'n' Fragrant, Roxanne Pallett
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code ORAdal
Characteristics Breeder, Cutting, Fragrance, Thornless
Specific Color Dark Red
Country of Origin France
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 # No
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 5-6' X 3'
Year 1998

Reviews

Customer Reviews (13)

Great in every way!Review by MomPerson
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Here in zone 8, in sunny California, My Fire Fighter is blooming its' heart out! No problems of any kind with this baby! As soon as the first flush of blooms is fading away, there are many buds waiting to take their place. The red is a true red and the fragrance is wonderful. Yellow roses are my favorite roses but since I got Fire Fighter and Don Juan I have been swinging toward deep red roses more and more! (Posted on 8/17/2018)
Workhorse! The Best Smelling, Most Beautiful, Carefree Rose You'll ever grow!Review by Heather Havens
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Zone 8b. This rose is amazing!!! I planted well and watered well first year, and now just cut back as needed. Always beautiful, all year. Pumps out perfect, fragrant, beautiful, long-stemmed roses for MONTHS! A work horse! I bring these as cut flowers into my office during it's entire flowering season, and they get complements all day! Cut-flower growers NEED this one!!! Beautiful in the landscape ALL YEAR, and so hearty! (Posted on 7/17/2018)
Smells like Red roses should!Review by Mary Beth
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I live in Zone 7, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA with temps topping 110 degrees, rarely to 28 degrees or lower in the Winter. I planted as per instructions 2 of these true red (NO orange color what the computer screen shows us) that will fade to a dusky rose...wonderfully smelly...like what we smelled 60+ years ago!
When the first buds were forming there were some aphids on them, so I sprayed with cayenne pepper and organic dish soap solution and the buggers all died. So far there have been 2 bursts of roses. I took a bunch to my Sister's 80th BD celebration so everyone enjoyed teir scent! Thank You. (Posted on 7/6/2018)
So far nice, but...Review by Clintonian
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It's not really really red. Dark, dull pink. Maybe it will progress some.
zone 8a (Posted on 5/20/2018)
Exceptional red rose!Review by Carol
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I have 3 varieties of red roses. By far, Firefighter is my favorite yes.... even over Mr. Lincoln. The bush grows well here in 7b/8a SC (pee dee region). Very vigorous plant and is nearly but not quite disease free. Certainly the plant has better disease resistance than most HTs. Still I spray it along with my other roses every two weeks. The fragrance is absolutely wonderful!! (Posted on 5/15/2018)
It arrives in pristine condition and has wintered over well. Looking forward to its first blooming year. Leaf buds aplenty, here in late Winter on the NW Coast.Review by Laura
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Western Washington state, 15 miles from Pacific ocean. (Posted on 2/21/2018)
One of my most favorite roses!Review by Elizabeth
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This is one of my most favorite roses of all time! (Jude the Obscure is the other one.). It starts blooming in early spring (I'm in Oakland, CA) and continues blooming into winter. It has long stems and the first bloom is typically more than three dozen roses! It keeps blooming throughout the summer (it got to 106 degrees last summer). The smell is so intoxicating. The color is very intense - a true red. I'm ordering a second one because you can't argue with perfection. (Posted on 11/27/2017)
Beautiful Rose But Make Sure You Are Within Zone For ItReview by Rich
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I purchased Firefighter in 2016 at my previous residence in Northern MA. It performed well and was a focal point of my rose garden. Sadly, I had to move further sounth to Central MA (Zone 5A). I purchased Firefighter with the hopes that it would duplicate it's showmanship in my new location but it died less than a month after I bought it. I contacted Heirloom Roses and received a credit and decided to purchase another one but it, too, did not survive despite being planted correctly in full sun and fertilizing the rose with meticulous care. I decided to cut my losses and ordered some different reds that are more winter hardy (Mister Lincoln and Fiji) and are rated for my Zone. Both seem to be doing well so far. Too bad...because I really liked the way Firefighter bloomed at my old residence (Posted on 10/27/2017)
Delicious scentReview by Brittney
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I've had to replant this rose twice and it has held on. It's always putting on new blooms and growth despite my inexperienced care. It smells amazing and the flowers last a long while after cutting. It tolerates the Florida weather wonderfully. (Posted on 6/9/2017)
A Perfect Rose Review by Dogwalker
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I don't usually write reviews, but this rose is exceptional. I live in Tucson, Arizona and have had my Firefighter for five years. I didn't have anymore ground room, so it grows in a wine barrel. It is the hardiest rose in the heat, never gets any disease, and the blooms are not only magnificent, a classic rose shape and very long lasting, but the fragrance is absolutely to die for. Even the dried petals stay fragrant for a long time. A perfect Rose! (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Wonderful ScentReview by Samantha
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I planted this rose last season. It was a late bloomer and a slow grower for me, but it was very much worth the wait. The blooms were huge and beautiful, but the most stunning thing about this rose is the scent. It has a very strong musky, sweet, fragrance. I could spend hours by this rose just enjoying the fragrance. It seemed to do well over winter (zone 6) and already has new shoots. I'm enjoy this rose so much I'm planning on adding a few more to my garden. (Posted on 3/28/2017)
Amazing RoseReview by ebk777
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I live in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. I bought 2 for the fragrance in my front sw. yard. One died the first year as it was very cold that winter. The second has thrived in every way! It grows to 9' by the first bloom and is literally filled with canes and buds, that are one bud to a cane. I usually have to cut it back by 50% after every flush of blooms. It can have up to 4 flushes of blooms in one season. I think it could use some shade. The flowers are intensely fragrant. They can fill a whole house with fragrance. I have had this rose for 8 years and have yet to encounter any disease or pest. Many of the canes are over 1" diameter. I would not describe this rose as thornless by any means. (Posted on 12/3/2016)
A great roseReview by Anita
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Loves heat, blooms a lot, no disease, smells wonderful. I'm in a Mediterranean climate so don't know how it does in the cold. (Posted on 11/21/2016)

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