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'Alec's Red®' rose Description
'Alec's Red® (Hybrid Tea, Cocker, 1970)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
COred
HMF Ratings:
55 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Exhibition name: Alec's Red®
Origin:
Bred by Alexander M. (Alec) Cocker (Scotland, 1970).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Strong fragrance.  36 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,056   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
See COMMENTS for information that indicates this rose grows well in colder gardens.