Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose

Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose
Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose

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All-American Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 1984 | Rose of the 1984 Olympics
SKU v1788
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Key Characteristics

5 - 10

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose

If you're wanting a champion rose for your sunny garden, look no further than Olympiad, introduced in 1982 in New Zealand from famed breeder Samuel McGredy IV. In 1984, it won All-American Rose Selections honors and was selected as the rose of the Olympics, which took place in Los Angeles that year.

One of the reddest of all red roses, this hybrid tea boasts long-lasting, 4- to 5-inch flowers on long, sturdy stems just perfect for cutting and displaying in vases around your home. The lovely pointed ovoid buds open to reveal perfectly formed, high-centered double blooms boasting 30 to 35 velvety petals and a light scent. They usually arise singly but are occasionally borne in small, irregular clusters. They hold their color very well in the garden, resisting spotting as they mature.

The plant is hardy, vigorous, low maintenance, heat tolerant, and disease resistant, with an attractive upright, bushy habit of grey-green foliage and reaching 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. In spring, prune this hybrid tea to about half height or 18 to 20 inches above the ground. It can be grown in containers but will need winter protection.

Olympiad comes by its beauty honestly as its parents are R. Red Planet x R. Pharaoh. Olympiad is a superb garden gem all season long, from its first pointed ovoid buds to its final flash of fall glory.

Product Details

Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety MACauck
Plant Patent PP5,520
Product Classification Hybrid Tea
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Red
Max Bloom Size 5.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Disease Resistant
Special Features Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Landscapes, Ornamental
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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