First Prize

The top exhibition rose in the U.S. for a decade, First Prize lived up to its name by setting the standard for high-centered classical form. Its huge pointed buds spiral open like a fine ballerina in a costume of shimmering pinks. The large flowers are carried on stout long stems with tough leaves. Established plants give best bloom in the spring.

General Information

  • Class Hybrid Tea
  • Plant Habit Medium-tall
  • Growth Habit Slightly spreading
  • Plant Height 4 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width 5 feet
  • Foliage Color Large, dark green, leathery
  • Flower Color Swirled hues of rose-pink
  • Bud Form Long, pointed
  • Flower Size Very large
  • Flower Form Double
  • Petal Count 25 to 30
  • Parentage Enchantment seedling x Golden Masterpiece seedling
  • Hybridizer Gene Boerner
  • Intro Year 1970
  • AARS Winner AARS—1970

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