Smoky, bred by Combe, France 1968.
A strange rose, to be sure. The color is a blend of deep red with hints of cinnamon, overlaid with an odd greyish purple cast. The photo barely illustrates its magical hues. A strong, upright grower in typical Hybrid Tea style and generous with bloom. I suppose it was a rose before its time because it seems that it has only now found a true home in the hearts of rose collectors.
This is an equally good grower on its own roots or budded.
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