Veterans honor 2Introduced by Jackson and Perkins in 2000 as ‘Lady in Red’, ‘Veteran’s Honor’ is a top notch exhibition rose. The large high centered flowers open from tall, conical buds and are scarlet crimson at first deepening in color to a dark cherry crimson with time. The long stems are straight and usually bear a single flower, making them good for flower arrangements. The vigorous upright bushes bear crimson new growth, medium green leaves, and a scattering of prickles. Bred in Southern California, ‘Veteran’s Honor’ grows best in hot dry climates where its flowers will not be damaged by rain as they slowly unfurl.

Type: Hybrid tea

Origin: Zary, US, 1995

Parentage: Showstopper x (seedling x ‘Royalty’)

Flower Size: 5.1”

Petal Count: Double; 25-30

Scent: None to medium; raspberry

Flowering: Flushes throughout season

Plant Size: 4-5’ H x 3-4’ W

Hardiness: Zones 6-10

ARS: 8.3

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By Karen