'Dame Edith Helen' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Dame Edith Helen
Deep pink, salmon-pink highlights, ages to lighter . Strong fragrance. Very large, very double, borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.
Height of 30" to 4' 11" (75 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Hardy. vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot . 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.
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Named after the Marchioness of Londonderry. Refer 1961 reference.