Red Red Rose
This cultivar tends not to stay in a uniform clump, guessing it is somewhat stoloniferous as shoots pop up at some distance from the main crown. The flowers are rounded but the sizes of petal vary somewhat.
The lower photo showing a uniform clump was taken at Winterthur in 2017.
|Cultivar:||Red Red Rose|
|Seedling No:||9733. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||7: lactiflora ‘Adolphe Rousseau’ X “lobata of Perry”|
|Form:||semi-double, 4-5 rows (20 petals)|
|Blooms:||Week 6 (likely earlier but mine is in shade)|
|Carpals:||3, pale yellowish-green, woolly|
|Stigmas:||red, but lighter than petals|
|Disc:||red, not very visible (Silvia Saunders’ notes)|
|Stamens:||filaments pink at base, shading to yellow|
|Foliage color:||dark green, slightly blue tinge|
|Foliage form:||narrow, mostly entire, terminal leaves lobed|
|Height:||28″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Many specialty nurseries|