MONSTROUS buds & HUMUNGOUS blossoms of rich ruby red hold their durable brilliance from beginning to end. IMMENSE petals (just one can cover a child's palm) lend a classical Hybrid Tea bud shape, slowly spiraling open to a ruffled WHOPPER of a show-stopper. LARGE lettuce-like leaves of an unusual red-green color gracefully enrobe the long cutting stems—in perfect proportion to the flower. Who needs a bouquet? It only takes one PRODIGIOUS posy to fill a vase. Most massive in the spring.

General Information

  • Class Hybrid Tea
  • Cultivar cv. WEKsiamia
  • Patent Pat.#21,816
  • Plant Habit Medium to medium-tall
  • Growth Habit Upright to slightly spreading
  • Plant Height 43" to 4¼'
  • Stem Length Long
  • Foliage Color Very large, reddened green
  • Disease Resistance Very good
  • Flower Color Resilient bright ruby red – sometimes kissed with ebony
  • Bud Form Big, pointed & ovoid
  • Flower Size Massive, more than 5 and as large as 8 inches in diameter
  • Flower Form Huge, full & ruffled
  • Petal Count Around 30
  • Parentage (City of San Franscisco x Olympiad) x [Amalia x (Ingrid Bergman x All That Jazz)]
  • Hybridizer Tom Carruth
  • Intro Year 2009
  • Introduced By Weeks Roses