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'Prince Wassiltchikoff' rose Description
'Duchess of Edinburgh (tea, Nabonnand, 1874)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ulf Eliasson
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red.
Exhibition name: Duchess of Edinburgh
Origin:
Bred by Gilbert Nabonnand (France, 1874).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Veitch - Coombe Wood Nursery in 1875 as 'Duchess of Edinburgh'.
Class:
China / Bengale, Hybrid Tea, Tea.  
Bloom:
Carmine-red.  Mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Marie Alexandrovna Romanov, Grand Duchess of Edinburgh, was born on 17 October 1853 an died on 25 October 1920.
 
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