Fig. 1 Rosa 'Delstriro' is marketed as 'Red Intuition'
My husband bought me a bunch of beautiful striped red roses last week. The florist at Costco (according to him) was so delighted to inform him that the rose is called 'Red Intuition' and that the other stores do not have them. With that my curiosity was awakened.
This is what I found out about the rose 'Red Intuition'. The registered or official variety name is 'Delstriro' . 'Delstriro' is supposed to have resulted from a mutation of the 'Delego' rose variety  as discovered by Guy Delbard in 1999. What a beautiful mutant! 'Red Intuition' is a trademark (marketing name) owned by Delbard, a French company that specializes in breeding work on roses and fruit trees.
Fig. 2 Perferctly arranged flowers on long stems.
The flowers are beautiful with perfect: double cardinal red petals that are gracefully arranged on long stems. The feature that makes the flowers distinctly unique is the dark-red-on-redstriped petals (Fig. 2) and their large head size.
This particular variety is well known for its superb performance under greenhouse cultivation. It also responds positively to 'forcing'. Forcing is the process by which a plant is manipulated to bloom out of season. This means that 'Delstriro' can be forced to bloom to coincide with the time when red roses are in great demand as in Valentine's Day. This is a dream variety for flower growers and florists.
'Red Intuition' was named the "International Cut Flower of the Year 2000" . It was my personal observation that the flowers remained beautiful and upright for more than a week, probably ten days or so. That is a very long shelf life knowing that they probably came all the way from Colombia or Ecuador and spent some days in a refrigerated room somewhere before my husband purchased them.
There you have it. 'Delstriro', a rose that mutated from its original traits as 'Delego'  into a different but desirable rose. With its trade name 'Red Intuition', Delstriro (along with 'Pink Intuition' a.k.a Delstripink) has become the choice flower among Hollywood consumers .