Georgetown Tea

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Cultivar: Georgetown Tea
Classification Tea
Year Introduced Found rose, date not known
Size Category/Growth Habit Medium shrub
Height 6 feet
Width 6 feet
Spacing 8 feet apart on centers
Color Dark salmon pink in the center that fades to lilac pink
Bloom Double with petals that become pointed at the tips. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.
Fragrant Yes, Tea like
Planting Site Full sun, good air circulation
Water Use Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season.
Cold Hardiness Hardy in zones 7-9
History Georgetown Tea was found in the yard of a daycare center in Georgetown, Texas by Dr. William C. Welch.

Georgetown Tea is an outstanding bushy rose that has petals that roll to a point, giving each bloom a star-like appearance. It has healthy disease-resistant, attractive foliage and works well as a mannerly specimen or in a mass or border with drifts of annuals or perennials in front.

Landscape Uses

Georgetown Tea is an excellent landscape rose requiring full sun for optimum growth and performance. Plants may be used in mass or as a specimen in the landscape. The flowers starry shape provides a unique appearance in the garden. These upright, bushy shrubs should be planted in a well drained soil on no less than 8′ centers.

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