Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose

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All-American Rose Selections (AARS) 1984 | Rose of the 1984 Olympics

If you're wanting a champion rose for your sunny garden, look no further than Olympiad, introduced in 1982 in New Zealand from famed breeder Samuel McGredy IV. In 1984, it won All-American Rose Selections honors and was selected as the rose of the Olympics, which took place in Los Angeles that year.

One of the reddest of all red roses, this hybrid tea boasts long-lasting, 4- to 5-inch flowers on long, sturdy stems just perfect for cutting and displaying in vases around your home. The lovely pointed ovoid buds open to reveal perfectly formed, high-centered double blooms boasting 30 to 35 velvety petals and a light scent. They usually arise singly but are occasionally borne in small, irregular clusters. They hold their color very well in the garden, resisting spotting as they mature.

The plant is hardy, vigorous, low maintenance, heat tolerant, and disease resistant, with an attractive upright, bushy habit of grey-green foliage and reaching 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. In spring, prune this hybrid tea to about half height or 18 to 20 inches above the ground. It can be grown in containers but will need winter protection.

Olympiad comes by its beauty honestly as its parents are R. Red Planet x R. Pharaoh. Olympiad is a superb garden gem all season long, from its first pointed ovoid buds to its final flash of fall glory.

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Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety MACauck
ppaf PP5,520
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Cupped, Reflexed
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Tea Rose, Slight
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental, Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Hedge
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

December 25, 2015

My favorite Red rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have a long love of this rose. It sells out very fast and I am so happy to have more of these as they are so fragrant and perfect long stems Also long lasting perfect buds and blooms. Lush green leaves. Did I say I love this rose yes indeed

Betty Dills from WA
December 25, 2015

My favorite Red rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have a long love of this rose. It sells out very fast and I am so happy to have more of these as they are so fragrant and perfect long stems Also long lasting perfect buds and blooms. Lush green leaves. Did I say I love this rose yes indeed

Betty Dills from WA
April 10, 2015

Fuss Free Beauty

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this rose. The flowers are a beautiful clear red. And there are a lot of them. Olympiad continues to bloom though out the season. These roses are long lasting on the bush or in a vase indoors. They retain their true red color to the end. The only bad thing about Olympaid is that it has no fragrance that I can detect. But that is the only point against it. A truly remarkable rose.

GeorgieS from CA

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