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'Dr. Huey' rose Description
'Dr. Huey' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Dr. Huey
Exhibition name: Dr. Huey
Origin:
Bred by Captain George C. Thomas (United States, 1914).
Introduced in United States by Bobbink & Atkins in 1920 as 'Dr. Huey'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1922 as 'Dr. Huey'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Crimson, light yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  15 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing, thornless (or almost).  
Height of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).  Width of 8' (245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
The name for this rose was announced at the meeting of the American Rose Society held in the Bloomfield Gardens on 4 June 1919. Dr. Robert Huey died on 12 March 1928.

'Dr. Huey' does well in alkaline soil.
 
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