'Diana, Princess of Wales ™' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: JACshaqExhibition name:
Diana, Princess of Wales ™
Hybrid Tea. New Generation Roses ® Collection.
Pink blend. Mild, sweet, tea rose fragrance. 26 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5". Full (26-40 petals), classic hybrid tea bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 5' to 5½' (150 to 165 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for garden. 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).
[From the American Rose, November 1998, p. 16:] Diana, Princess of Wales was unveiled at a ceremonial planting at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1998. Developed by Keith Zary of Jackson & Perkins, the rose is described as classic in form with ivory petals overlaid with a clear pink blush... [there's a photo of the rose in this issue as well] Offered in limited quantities only in North America, the rose will sell for $24.95 exclusively through the Jackson & Perkins catalog. A donation of 15% of the retail price for each rose will be donated to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund... The rose will not be sold in England to avoid competition with The Princess of Wales rose.