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'Grand Siècle®' rose Description
'Great Century' rose photo
Photo courtesy of John E. Cochran
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: DELegran
Exhibition name: Grand Siècle®
Origin:
Bred by G. Delbard (France, 1976).
Introduced in France by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in 1986 as 'Grand Siècle'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Mild, apple, raspberry, rose fragrance.  30 to 33 petals.  Average diameter 8".  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, well-branched.  
Height of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Notes:
Sangerhausen states year bred as 1977.
The Jung Spring 1999 Catalog says this rose produces some of the most enormous flowers they've ever seen. Double blooms of pearl pink and cream that can reach up to 8 inches across...
 
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