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'Duke of Edinburgh' rose Description
'Duke of Edinburgh (hybrid perpetual, Paul, 1868)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Duke of Edinburgh
Origin:
Bred by George Paul (United Kingdom, 1868).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Duke of Edinburgh'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Vermilion - scarlet, carmine-red shading, violet-red reverse.  Moderate fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 8b.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Feed this rose well.  Prune after flowering is finished.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Notes:
Different opinions on breeder - see References.
Sets hips
 
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