Rosa 'Opa Pötschke'

Rosa 'Precious Platinum'
Details
Hybrid parentage Rosa 'Red Planet' × Rosa 'Franklin Engelmann'
Cultivar 'Precious Platinum'
Origin Northern Ireland, 1974[1]

Rosa 'Precious Platinum' is a medium red hybrid tea rose. It is a hybrid of Rosa 'Red Planet' and Rosa 'Franklin Engelmann'. It was bred by Patrick Dickson in the Northern Ireland in 1974.[1][2] Alternative names are 'Opa Pötschke' and 'Red Star'.[1]

Description

It is a vigorous shrub which grows up to 1 metre high. The prolific, large red flowers are high centred.[1] They have long, strong stems and are mildy fragrant making them suitable for cutting.[1][3] The dark green leathery foliage provides a good contrast to the flowers.[1]

Cultivation

The cultivar is suitable for mass plantings, as a hedge or grown in containers. It is regarded as easy to grow, being disease-resistant and tolerant of poor soils.[1] It prefers a position in full sun.[1]

References


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.