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Rose 'Chrysler Imperial'  

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Chrysler Imperial is part of the Rosa genus and is a Rose variety. Its scientific name is Rosa 'Chrysler Imperial'. Chrysler Imperial is a patented hybrid variety. Blooms mature to 10.9 cm (that's 4.25 inches in imperial) in diameter, and produce a distinctive strong damask rose scent. The blooms display an average of 40 petals. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Dark olive green colour.

Chrysler Imperial is a tea rose that grows with a shrub-like habit. Produces large, high centered dense blooms (25 – 40 petals of approx. 5 inches) with a strong fragrance throughout the growing season.

This variety is great for garden beds, borders and containers and has a very vigorous growing habit.

‘Chrysler Imperial, Cl’, aka ‘Climbing Chrysler Imperial’, is a climbing variety of ‘Chrysler Imperial’.

Chrysler Imperial grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Chrysler Imperial is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

United States is believed to be where Chrysler Imperial originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Chrysler Imperial Rose is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chrysler Imperial have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chrysler Imperial

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

A sunny spot should be chosen for this rose. Since this is not a cold hardy rose it should be protected in frost prone areas. Good air circulation is vital for this rose and if your area is a black-spot and mildew area you should be prepared to treat as necessary.3

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chrysler Imperial is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Chrysler Imperial requires a loamy soil with a ph of 4.5 - 8.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Chrysler Imperial from seed

Hybrid variety. Will not reliably grow true to type from seed.

Try to ensure a gap of at least 2.97 feet (91.44 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Chrysler Imperial

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Chrysler Imperial is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Chrysler Imperial

Chrysler Imperial Patent Information

Rose Chrysler Imperial Etymology

This rose is named after a model of the model of car called Chrysler in the US.

Chrysler Imperial folklore & trivia

In 1952 this beautiful rose won the Portland Gold Medal award; AARS award in 1953; Gamble Fragrance Award in 1965. The American Rose Society has given a rating of 7.8 to the Chrysler Imperial rose.

Other Names for Rose 'Chrysler Imperial'

Chrysler Imperial

Footnotes

1 HelpMeFind entry for ‘Chrysler Imperial’ rose

2 “The American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses”

3 rose-gardening-made-easy

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