Large dark red flowers  up to 5.5″ across appear singly or occasionally in clusters of up to four on long strong stems.  The many petals have a heavy substance and the flowers do well in heat and as well as in the vase. Hardy to USDA zone 6, the largest flowers appear in cool climates.  The vigorous plants carry large, matte, gray-green leaves  that are resistant to mildew but not to blackspot especially in damp climates.  The rose honors the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Type: Hybrid Tea

Origin: McGredy, New Zealand, 1983

Parentage: ‘Red Planet’ x ‘Pharaoh’

Flower Size: 5.5″

Petal Count: 32-37

Scent: Light, sweet


Plant Size: 4.9′ x 3.3

Hardiness: Zone 6

ARS Rating:8.3

AARS 1984
Portland GM 1995


By Karen