Close-up of flower
|Origin||De Ruiter, 2014|
The Conquista rose, registered under the name 'RUICH1069A', is a modern soft pink hybrid tea rose cultivar developed in Holland by De Ruiter Innovations B.V. and introduced in 2014. Conquista is a Spanish term meaning "conquest".
The plant is tall-growing, upright and compact. The cupped flowers have a bright, unfading colour with a suffused rose reverse. The large blooms develop from urn-shaped buds and grow singly on firm stems, which vary in length from 40 to 70 cm. They open slowly, reach an average diameter of 9 cm, have 40 to 45 petals (tight bloom), and are not scented. The variety is almost thornless and has glossy foliage with serrated leaves of a dark green colour.
The rose is bred for cultivation in greenhouses or grown in pots, but can tolerate outside temperatures. It is generally disease-resistant and ideal for warm situations. The long-stemmed flowers are showy and long lasting and are well suited as cut flowers.