'Grande Duchesse Charlotte' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Grande Duchesse Charlotte
Red. Bright tomato red, shaded geranium red. Mild fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 5". Very large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Bushy. Glossy, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 7b through 10b. 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) .