The top exhibition rose in the U.S. for a decade, First Prize lived up to its name by setting the standard for high-centered classical form. Its huge pointed buds spiral open like a fine ballerina in a costume of shimmering pinks. The large flowers are carried on stout long stems with tough leaves. Established plants give best bloom in the spring.
- Class: Hybrid Tea
- Plant Habit: Medium-tall
- Growth Habit: Slightly spreading
- Plant Height: 4 to 10 feet
- Plant Width: 5 feet
- Foliage Color: Large, dark green, leathery
- Flower Color: Swirled hues of rose-pink
- Bud Form: Long, pointed
- Flower Size: Very large
- Flower Form: Double
- Petal Count: 25 to 30
- Parentage: Enchantment seedling x Golden Masterpiece seedling
* Photos and description courtesy of Weeks Roses.