This is in the top five list of great hybrid teas in my opinion, and is possibly my favorite red rose. My plant has good disease resistance for a hybrid tea, and very good rebloom even in part shade. The large, full blooms are the most velvety deep color, and are matched with the most intense fragrance befitting a deep red rose. See also my Climbing Oklahoma, as that is a wonderfully vigorous plant.
Bred by Swim and Weeks in 1964, it received the Japan Gold Medal. Rated as hardy from zone 5.