Chrysler Imperial Rose

Chrysle Hybrid Imperial Tea Rose

Chrysler Imperial rose, a classic hybrid tea rose that's been around since the 1950's.

The blooms of this rose have a dramatic and beautiful red color and an exquisite rose fragrance which is the reason Imperial Chrysler roses are still very popular.

The buds are elegantly tapered and open into high-centered flowers up to 5 inches across, with a rich, deep, velvety red color.

The strongly scented flowers start blooming in late spring and repeat throughout the summer, with another good flush of blooms in the fall.

The foilage is semi-glossy and deep green with thorny canes. The rose grows almost 6 feet tall about 3 feet wide, showing more growth in warmer climates.

The Chrysler Imperial motor car is a thing of the past, but the sumptuous 'Chrysler Imperial' rose, after which it was named, is still a widely popular hybrid tea rose.

chrysler imperial rose

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Mature Plant Height: 5.9 feet.

Bloom Size: 4.3 inches.

Flowering: midseason, repeats.

Fragrance: very strong and sweet.

Year Introduced: by Lammers, US, 1952.

Awards Won: Portland Gold Medal 1952, AARS 1953, Gamble Fragrance Award 1965.

American Rose Society Rating: 7.8

Hardiness Zone: zone 6.

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Growing Information
How To Care For Imperial Chrysler roses

This rose plant has a fairly stiff, upright form, so it looks best if planted in groups of three or more, for a more bushier look.

The fragrant, long-stemmed rose flowers make excellent cut flowers, so you might want to grow these roses in a cutting garden with good sun exposure.

A sunny site is a must, as roses are not shade tolerant in general, and flower poorly with less than 6 hours of direct sun per day during the season.

It's not a cold hardy rose, in fact the growing problems are, it's prone to diseases, such as blackspot and mildew, particularly in cool climates.

Plant it in a spot with good air circulation and be prepared to spray if blackspot and mildew is a problem in your area.


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