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'The Doctor' rose Description
'The Doctor' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: The Doctor
Exhibition name: The Doctor
Origin:
Bred by Frederick Huber Howard (United States, 1936).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1940 as 'The Doctor'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Large, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
Notes:
Named after the rose breeder and author Jean Henri (J.H.) Nicolas.
 
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