Touch of Class™

Type: Hybrid Tea

Rated by the American Rose Society as the finest hybrid tea rose in the world. Its most perfect buds open slowly and spiral into one of the most perfect and beautiful of all roses. The long pointed buds are a blend of the colors pink, orange and cream and finish a lovely shade of coral pink with cream highlights. The 5 1/2" blooms (petals 30) come on long cutting stems. All in all a fantastic rose on a nice, vigorous continual blooming bush with mahogany new foliage maturing to deep green. An All-American Award Winner. Makes a good cut flower.

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(Gallon Pot)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8.7
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code KERcarlo
Characteristics Cutting, Fragrance, Pots
Specific Color pink, orange and cream finishing a lovely coral pink with cream highlights
Country of Origin France
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 4 X 3'
Year 1986


Customer Reviews (3)

Wonderfully fragrantReview by LMB
Hardy, beautiful and fragrant, everything you could ask for in a rose. I planted it 20+ years ago and until my daughter moved it, from the old house and transplanted it in early winter, it was going strong. It put on new growth and then the coldest winter in a long time hit us. The jury is still out, but it may still survive. (Posted on 6/19/2017)
This is a superb rose. Review by PV
I grew this rose in chilly New England for 30 years. Even though teas are not thought to be hardy enough for such a climate, this one was!! I am hoping to purchase another one from Heirloom Roses to be grown in another New England locale. She is a beauty!! Highly recommend. (Posted on 4/18/2017)
A "classy" rose indeedReview by Susanna
Lives in a raised bed; fed with organic compost; watered with harvested rain water. Does exceptionally well in the Mule Mountains of south-eastern Arizona. Delightful fragrance, perfect cut flower. (Posted on 1/3/2017)

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