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'Deep Secret' rose Description
'Deep Secret (hybrid tea, Tantau 1977)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1976).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft in 1977 as 'Deep Secret'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, semi-globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 6' (75 to 185 cm).  Width of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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).  
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