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Firefighter Rose

Hybrid Tea Rose 'Firefighter'

  • Common Name: Firefighter Rose (Alternative cultivar names ‘ORAdal’, ‘Hacienda’, ‘Red ‘n’ Fragrant’, and ‘Roxanne Pallet’) (Parentage: Lasting Love x Hidalgo)
  • Scientific Name: Hybrid Tea Rose 'Firefighter'
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
  • Origin: France, Europe
  • Height: 5’ – 6’
  • Width: 2’ – 3’
  • Growth: easy to grow and can be a bush or a tree.
  • Zone: 7A – 10B
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: medium
  • Drought Tolerance: unknown
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow – promote new growth by pruning early.
  • Characteristics: The showy blooms are dark red, long stemmed, fragrant, large 4” – 5” in size, 26 – 40 petals, flowers appear in the spring – fall and it blooms repeatedly.
  • Propagation: by stem and tip cuttings
  • Wildlife: attracts bees
  • Facts: Firefighter Rose was named in honor of the 343 New York service members who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
  • Designer Considerations: It can be used for an accent plant and since it is almost thorn-less, it is perfect for walkway borders. It can also be a great container plant for a patio or cut for a bouquet, flower arrangement or dried.

Firefighter Rose