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ROSA (NATIONAL VELVET™)

Image of Rosa 'Buralp' (NATIONAL VELVET™) PP7236

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Buralp'(NATIONAL VELVET™) PP7236

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Tea Rose, National Velvet Hybrid Tea Rose

General Description

The classic dark, velvety red blooms of National Velvet really stand out in the garden. This exceptional hybrid tea rose was bred by Larry Burks in 1989 and has an upright, bushy habit and strong stems lined with sharp woody thorns. Its compound leaves are leathery and purplish dark green. From late spring to frost, it offers double blooms that dark red and have as many as 35 petals. Everblooming roses such as this will rebloom better if their spent flowers are removed.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. They are also susceptible to a suite of viral and bacterial diseases as well as insect pests, so it is wise to select a robust and resistant cultivar when choosing a rose. Fortunately, cultivars like National Velvet are bred to be disease resistant.

Tea roses are a garden must. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and cutting gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No