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'Red Dorothy Perkins' rose Description
'Excelsa' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Palustris
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Excelsa
Origin:
Bred by Michael H. Walsh (United States, 1908).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'Excelsa'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Cerise, white center, ages to scarlet .  None / no fragrance.  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Small, glossy foliage.  
Height of 9' 10" to 20' (300 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 12' (up to 365 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says this rose will do well trained to grow into a tree...


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