Rosa 'Precious Platinum'
|Rosa 'Precious Platinum'|
|Hybrid parentage||Rosa 'Red Planet' × Rosa 'Franklin Engelmann'|
|Origin||Northern Ireland, 1974|
Rosa 'Precious Platinum' is a medium red hybrid tea rose. It is a hybrid of Rosa 'Red Planet' and Rosa 'Franklin Engelmann'. It was bred by Patrick Dickson in the Northern Ireland in 1974. Alternative names are 'Opa Pötschke' and 'Red Star'.
It is a vigorous shrub which grows up to 1 metre high. The prolific, large red flowers are high centred. They have long, strong stems and are mildy fragrant making them suitable for cutting. The dark green leathery foliage provides a good contrast to the flowers.
The cultivar is suitable for mass plantings, as a hedge or grown in containers. It is regarded as easy to grow, being disease-resistant and tolerant of poor soils. It prefers a position in full sun.
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