I have been able to find out very little about this Rose. Im not sure why, but there appears to be very little documentation on Horburns, so if anyone can provide details about it?
I came across this rose for the first – and only – time, in 2007. That was in NZ at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. The sign for it stated it is a Hybrid Tea, so we will assume that to be correct. I have to say, it did appear more like a Floribunda to me, with smaller flowers in tresses. I didn’t detect any scent, that I can recall at least.
The color was what attracted me to it, very close to a true purple which is fairly rare in the world of roses. With so little information to go on, it’s diffficult to put this into a catagory.