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ROSA (CENTURY II™)

Image of Rosa 'Century Two' (CENTURY II™)

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Century Two'(CENTURY II™)

Plant Common Name

Century II Hybrid Tea Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose

General Description

The large, fully double blooms of Century II are rich pink. This exceptional hybrid tea rose was bred by Armstrong in 1971 and has an upright, bushy habit and stems lined with sharp woody thorns. Its compound leaves are leathery and deep green. From late spring to frost, it offers double blooms of deep pink. Each moderately fragrant bloom has up to 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, Century II is somewhat disease resistant.

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

Characteristics

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • 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

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • 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, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No